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 Fri, Dec. 16 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 16 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$14,607,982--3,703--$3,945$14,607,9821Warner Bros.
2Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$6,706,964--3,723--$1,801$6,706,9641Fox
3New Year's Eve$2,530,494139%3,5050$722$19,936,2482Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Sitter$1,444,89691%2,7522$525$14,766,2022Fox
5The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$1,278,31588%2,958-646$432$263,408,3965Lionsgate / Summit
6Hugo$966,31885%2,532-76$382$36,414,1794Paramount
7The Muppets$854,714100%2,808-520$304$68,328,3594Disney
8Arthur Christmas$841,50689%2,929-343$287$35,788,8514Sony / Columbia
9Jack and Jill$360,08688%1,910-877$189$69,637,8726Sony / Columbia
10Tower Heist$276,25048%1,315-754$210$75,163,9657Universal
11Happy Feet Two$262,050-2%1,780-1060$147$58,094,5945Warner Bros.
12Immortals$239,461-12%1,216-1083$197$81,277,4666Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Dec. 16 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$4,102,843584%425--$9,654$4,702,8431Paramount
2Young Adult$1,089,9453404%986978$1,105$1,529,8692Paramount
3The Descendants$928,759115%8782$1,058$26,306,3115Fox Searchlight
4My Week with Marilyn$156,12364%2440$640$5,651,8684Weinstein Company
5J. Edgar$108,082-20%703-852$154$35,440,4856Warner Bros.
6Puss in Boots (2011)$107,066-7%757-1086$141$142,417,2598Paramount / DreamWorks
7A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$53,892-6%202-268$267$34,291,9077Warner Bros. / New Line
8In Time$48,56735%273-81$178$36,617,9078Fox
9Dolphin Tale$47,261166%281-61$168$71,185,02913Warner Bros.
10Footloose (2011)$36,555450%25352$144$51,205,58510Paramount
11Margin Call$25,60253%121-27$212$5,042,1129Roadside Attractions
12Paranormal Activity 3$25,18154%206-96$122$103,717,0439Paramount
13Courageous$24,7118%101-90$245$33,436,06012Sony / TriStar
14Like Crazy$17,018-27%100-62$170$3,212,8028Paramount Vantage
15The Three Musketeers (2011)$15,32171%123-45$125$20,280,4359Summit
1650/50$11,91219%111-35$107$34,938,50912Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Dec. 16 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$123,153431%1612$7,697$545,9242Focus
2Shame$88,669161%5130$1,739$1,012,7103Fox Searchlight
3The Artist$73,37981%171$4,316$1,113,5324Weinstein Company
4The Polar Express (2011 re-issue)$28,29037%250$1,132$380,0354Warner Bros.
5Moneyball$20,28119%98-110$207$74,262,10913Sony / Columbia
6Born to Be Wild 3D$16,039-15%490$327$14,745,89637Warner Bros. / IMAX
7The Ides of March$11,919-23%72-115$166$40,534,15411Sony / Columbia
8Drive (2011)$11,90688%56-14$213$34,716,31214FilmDistrict
9Martha Marcy May Marlene$5,856-20%39-33$150$2,854,5319Fox Searchlight
10The Rum Diary$3,691-20%30-33$123$13,091,3048FilmDistrict
11Cook County$2,785--5--$557$2,7851Hanover House
12Pastorela$2,30316%19-25$121$148,4713Lionsgate / Pantelion
13Inni$308--1-3$308$116,1348Cinema Purgatorio
14Answers to Nothing$20-81%1-6$20$21,8923Roadside Attractions