Grosses

The Equalizer' Surpasses the $40M Mark on Tuesday; 'The Maze Runner' Runs Past the $60M MarkOctober 01, 2014 12:50 PM

by Daniel Garris

Sony's The Equalizer grossed $3.63 million on Tuesday to lead the daily box office for a fifth straight day. The action thriller starring Denzel Washington was up a very solid 22 percent over Monday's performance. The Equalizer surpassed the $40 million mark on Tuesday and has grossed $40.74 million in five days. That is in line with the film's lofty pre-release expectations and places the film nearly on par with the $40.93 million five-day start of 2010's The Book of Eli.

The Maze Runner held steady in second with $1.25 million. The young adult adaptation from Fox was up 29 percent from Monday and down a respectable 48 percent from last Tuesday. The Maze Runner surpassed the $60 million mark on Tuesday and has grossed $60.18 million through twelve days of release. The Maze Runner is already on the verge of reaching the $61.74 million final domestic gross of last year's Ender's Game.

The Boxtrolls took in $0.86 million to remain in third place. The latest 3D stop motion animated film from Focus and Laika increased 18 percent over Monday's performance. The Boxtrolls has grossed a stronger than expected $18.87 million in its first five days. That places the film 9 percent ahead of the $17.29 million five-day start of 2012's ParaNorman and 1 percent ahead of the $18.71 million five-day take of 2009's Coraline.

Warner's This Is Where I Leave You grossed $0.81 million to continue to claim fourth. The comedy starring Jason Bateman and Tina Fey was up a strong 41 percent over Monday and down just 33 percent from last Tuesday. This Is Where I Leave You has grossed $23.82 million in twelve days. While that is a bit below expectations, the film continues to display very solid holding power thus far.

Universal's A Walk Among the Tombstones rounded out the day's unchanged top five with $0.54 million. The action thriller starring Liam Neeson was up 38 percent from Monday, but still down a sharp 57 percent from last Tuesday. A Walk Among the Tombstones has grossed an underwhelming $21.76 million in twelve days and continues to display early signs of being significantly front-loaded.

Daily Domestic Gross Sat, Jun. 18 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 18 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Green Lantern$16,681,001-22%3,816--$4,371$38,067,5241Warner Bros.
2Super 8$8,002,76933%3,40829$2,348$65,530,1202Paramount
3Mr. Popper's Penguins$6,516,1392%3,339--$1,952$12,885,5841Fox
4X-Men: First Class$4,453,52031%3,375-317$1,320$116,280,3603Fox
5The Hangover Part II$4,047,49425%3,460-215$1,170$230,331,7454Warner Bros.
6Kung Fu Panda 2$3,417,50134%3,469-460$985$140,602,8834Paramount / DreamWorks
7Bridesmaids$2,944,86024%2,573-349$1,145$134,676,6406Universal
8Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides$2,465,15338%2,742-691$899$218,349,2485Disney
9Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer$822,5634%2,5240$326$10,538,6842Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jun. 18 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Tree of Life$476,06546%11568$4,140$3,539,1174Fox Searchlight
2Thor$434,21839%875-907$496$175,712,4637Paramount
3Fast Five$339,05034%729-600$465$206,535,9658Universal
4The Art of Getting By$240,365-19%610--$394$536,4441Fox Searchlight
5Rio (2011)$201,76628%408-119$495$138,566,48610Fox
6Water for Elephants$127,48329%351-115$363$57,113,6399Fox
7Soul Surfer$91,36912%264-53$346$42,568,03711Sony / TriStar
8Jumping the Broom$88,36949%211-154$419$37,037,9337Sony / TriStar
9Something Borrowed$85,72313%212-154$404$38,036,4397Warner Bros.
10The Lincoln Lawyer$78,83336%220119$358$57,311,60814Lionsgate
11Rango$54,69833%188-32$291$122,698,86916Paramount
12Source Code$48,33929%161-87$300$54,353,69912Summit
13Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil$36,16231%162-20$223$9,815,9488Weinstein Company
14Limitless$28,68528%117-49$245$79,054,98514Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jun. 18 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beginners$154,85366%4425$3,519$802,4643Focus
2Born to Be Wild 3D$74,956-4%470$1,595$7,173,52411Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Hubble 3D$43,19725%332$1,309$25,829,61266Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Insidious$35,54023%98-36$363$53,373,71112FilmDistrict
5Submarine$24,01944%2811$858$190,0333Weinstein Company
6Hanna$21,98529%91-56$242$40,103,17411Focus
7Win Win$19,12556%67-33$285$10,065,12714Fox Searchlight
8Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules$18,64313%90-27$207$52,549,15913Fox
9Priest (2011)$18,34331%71-98$258$29,124,2076Sony / Screen Gems
10Jane Eyre (2011)$18,28120%68-22$269$11,088,56915Focus
11Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family$16,78128%71-41$236$52,834,1269Lionsgate
12Everything Must Go$11,71443%55-32$213$2,589,6266Roadside Attractions
13The Conspirator$9,88673%44-22$225$11,451,77310Roadside Attractions
14The Last Mountain$6,9645%74$995$57,7603Dada Films
15Beautiful Boy$6,41632%84$802$44,5923Anchor Bay Films
16Scream 4$5,37724%39-41$138$38,155,96910Weinstein Company
17The Beaver$5,23636%23-23$228$932,1367Summit
18Queen of the Sun: What are the Bees Telling Us?$2,89619%106$290$196,35340Collective Eye
1935 and Ticking$1,2339%10$1,233$71,7955Image Entertainment
20Kill the Irishman$777171%2-3$389$1,184,74415Anchor Bay Films
21The Music Never Stopped$1084%31$36$248,93014Roadside Attractions