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, Dec. 24 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 24 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$6,227,071-36%3,4483023$1,806$48,339,4402Paramount
2Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$3,898,691-42%3,7030$1,053$69,407,6842Warner Bros.
3Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$2,775,182-49%3,73411$743$45,136,9172Fox
4The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$2,509,634-46%2,914--$861$15,516,2921Sony / Columbia
5The Adventures of Tintin$2,436,040-31%3,087--$789$13,963,2381Paramount
6We Bought a Zoo$1,884,359-37%3,117--$605$5,327,7201Fox
7Arthur Christmas$739,264-29%1,804-1125$410$43,242,9285Sony / Columbia
8The Muppets$607,133-35%1,752-1056$347$75,092,3345Disney
9Hugo$589,824-18%1,236-1296$477$42,932,1505Paramount
10New Year's Eve$516,982-61%2,585-920$200$31,176,2703Warner Bros. / New Line
11The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$282,370-58%1,603-1355$176$269,756,1476Lionsgate / Summit
12The Sitter$274,059-54%1,786-966$153$21,355,8413Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Dec. 24 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Descendants$445,663-28%813-65$548$31,356,9406Fox Searchlight
2Young Adult$346,517-33%9871$351$6,269,3483Paramount
3The Artist$235,4201%167150$1,410$1,966,5135Weinstein Company
4My Week with Marilyn$127,818-24%602358$212$6,716,0135Weinstein Company
5Puss in Boots (2011)$93,258-48%389-368$240$143,525,2449Paramount / DreamWorks
6Happy Feet Two$64,311-30%535-1245$120$59,789,1316Warner Bros.
7Jack and Jill$37,549-60%385-1525$98$71,202,9337Sony / Columbia
8J. Edgar$34,894-19%455-248$77$35,990,1417Warner Bros.
9Tower Heist$31,130-46%283-1032$110$76,202,0608Universal
10Immortals$27,854-40%228-988$122$82,318,1197Relativity Media
11Moneyball$23,922-51%242144$99$74,464,09214Sony / Columbia
12A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$20,193-48%24543$82$34,593,3738Warner Bros. / New Line
13Dolphin Tale$17,940-54%188-93$95$71,568,27314Warner Bros.
14Courageous$14,463-58%19291$75$33,642,36213Sony / TriStar
15The Ides of March$10,154-43%14573$70$40,631,12912Sony / Columbia
16In Time$8,445-58%131-142$64$36,851,7709Fox
17Footloose (2011)$7,154-66%182-71$39$51,422,68911Paramount
18Paranormal Activity 3$3,978-68%124-82$32$103,864,35310Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Dec. 24 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$194,303-7%5539$3,533$1,505,2193Focus
2Shame$28,913-36%50-1$578$1,481,6414Fox Searchlight
3The Polar Express (2011 re-issue)$14,128-68%20-5$706$623,1035Warner Bros.
4Born to Be Wild 3D$11,618-36%490$237$14,874,01338Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Margin Call$6,233-14%30-91$208$5,178,88410Roadside Attractions
6In the Land of Blood and Honey$4,758-29%3--$1,586$11,4181FilmDistrict
7Drive (2011)$2,558-51%26-30$98$34,783,14615FilmDistrict
8The Three Musketeers (2011)$1,991-41%37-86$54$20,355,27410Summit
9Martha Marcy May Marlene$1,816-30%18-21$101$2,887,69510Fox Searchlight
10Like Crazy$1,417-53%30-70$47$3,338,5549Paramount Vantage
1150/50$832-43%31-80$27$35,002,42113Summit