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 Wed, Oct. 19 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Footloose (2011)$1,033,148-19%3,549--$291$18,869,3671Paramount
2Real Steel$940,057-19%3,4400$273$54,885,2952Disney / DreamWorks
3The Ides of March$635,245-13%2,1990$289$23,673,6152Sony / Columbia
4The Thing (2011)$568,990-24%2,996--$190$10,470,0251Universal
5Moneyball$496,351-12%2,840-178$175$59,176,0274Sony / Columbia
650/50$412,553-17%2,391-88$173$25,579,9243Summit
7Dolphin Tale$388,365-1%3,286-192$118$59,702,5164Warner Bros.
8Courageous$275,982-14%1,21453$227$22,156,4873Sony / TriStar
9The Big Year$255,793-19%2,150--$119$4,064,3581Fox
10The Lion King 3D$201,790-5%1,970-297$102$91,143,2935Disney
11Dream House$162,555-6%2,172-492$75$18,884,0303Universal
12Contagion$157,143-3%1,684-566$93$72,467,5146Warner Bros.
13The Help$147,5742%1,267-797$116$165,323,78010Disney / DreamWorks
14Killer Elite$112,003-16%1,431-980$78$24,114,2614Open Road
15What's Your Number?$106,803-21%1,282-1729$83$13,297,1163Fox
16Abduction$105,237-11%1,707-884$62$26,098,8164Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleWed, Oct. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Drive (2011)$113,986-11%703-627$162$32,468,3595FilmDistrict
2Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2$27,801-3%330-77$84$380,316,65914Warner Bros.
3Captain America: The First Avenger$20,465-9%246-57$83$176,236,56713Paramount
4Rise of the Planet of the Apes$20,332-19%273-109$74$175,372,58511Fox
5The Debt$19,868-3%200-158$99$30,934,0477Focus
6Laugh at My Pain$19,275-10%188-60$103$7,426,9586CodeBlack Entertainment
7Crazy, Stupid, Love$14,817-14%162-60$91$83,389,91212Warner Bros.
8Cowboys & Aliens$13,605-7%2082$65$100,008,43612Universal
9Spy Kids: All The Time in the World$12,0665%311-54$39$38,073,2779Weinstein Company
10Warrior (2011)$7,8701%135-184$58$13,595,9636Lionsgate
11I Don't Know How She Does It$3,647-20%107-133$34$9,582,5415Weinstein Company
12Shark Night 3D$2,145-25%115-30$19$18,663,5157Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleWed, Oct. 19 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Born to Be Wild 3D$18,389-5%49--$375$13,558,87628Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Sarah's Key$7,5134%86-27$87$6,994,74013Weinstein Company
3Machine Gun Preacher$7,452-16%43-50$173$436,4324Relativity Media
4Labios Rojos$5,724-22%67--$85$92,7971Lionsgate / Pantelion
5Horrible Bosses$4,971-15%85-57$58$117,500,54315Warner Bros. / New Line
6Munger Road$3,677-1%3223$115$186,7913Freestyle Releasing
7Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (2011)$2,9091%80-34$36$23,895,2648FilmDistrict
8Circumstance$2,8726%191$151$407,5488Roadside Attractions
9Seven Days in Utopia$2,7210%41-36$66$4,340,6877Visio Entertainment
10Our Idiot Brother$1,884-23%41-26$46$24,696,5968Weinstein Company
11Dirty Girl$1,248-13%101$125$42,6692Weinstein Company
12Apollo 18$1,168-53%18-28$65$17,544,7617Weinstein Company
13Texas Killing Fields$996-18%3--$332$12,2081Anchor Bay Films
14Margaret$86655%6-8$144$42,1463Fox Searchlight
15Thunder Soul$6654%12-25$55$141,3864Roadside Attractions
16The Future$602-33%0-15--$554,27012Roadside Attractions
17Project Nim$107102%4-2$27$400,06015Roadside Attractions