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 Sun, Dec. 25 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 25 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$13,653,650119%3,4483023$3,960$61,993,0902Paramount
2Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$9,616,493147%3,7030$2,597$79,024,1772Warner Bros.
3War Horse$7,515,402--2,376--$3,163$7,515,4021Disney / DreamWorks
4The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$5,628,785124%2,914--$1,932$21,145,0771Sony / Columbia
5We Bought a Zoo$4,491,200138%3,117--$1,441$9,818,9201Fox
6Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$4,388,46258%3,683-40$1,192$49,525,3792Fox
7The Adventures of Tintin$3,765,77855%3,087--$1,220$17,729,0161Paramount
8The Darkest Hour$2,993,519--2,324--$1,288$2,993,5191Summit
9New Year's Eve$1,474,664185%2,225-1280$663$32,650,9343Warner Bros. / New Line
10The Sitter$871,526218%1,486-1266$586$22,227,3673Fox
11The Muppets$609,9530%1,536-1272$397$75,702,2875Disney
12The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$512,06081%1,411-1547$363$270,268,2076Lionsgate / Summit
13Arthur Christmas$298,393-60%1,524-1405$196$43,541,3215Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Dec. 25 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Descendants$1,007,983126%753-125$1,339$32,364,9236Fox Searchlight
2Young Adult$886,550156%9871$898$7,155,8983Paramount
3Hugo$826,94740%951-1581$870$43,759,0975Paramount
4The Artist$414,98076%167150$2,485$2,381,4935Weinstein Company
5My Week with Marilyn$264,280107%602358$439$6,980,2935Weinstein Company
6Puss in Boots (2011)$136,53046%389-368$351$143,661,7749Paramount / DreamWorks
7J. Edgar$64,26884%455-248$141$36,054,4097Warner Bros.
8Happy Feet Two$63,204-2%535-1245$118$59,852,1556Warner Bros.
9Jack and Jill$53,39242%242-1668$221$71,256,3257Sony / Columbia
10A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$52,785161%24543$215$34,646,1588Warner Bros. / New Line
11Tower Heist$48,11055%283-1032$170$76,250,1708Universal
12Immortals$46,46267%228-988$204$82,364,5817Relativity Media
13Moneyball$41,96775%242144$173$74,506,05914Sony / Columbia
14Courageous$41,930190%19291$218$33,684,29213Sony / TriStar
15Dolphin Tale$18,9766%188-93$101$71,587,24914Warner Bros.
16In Time$16,17992%112-161$144$36,867,9499Fox
17The Ides of March$16,10259%14573$111$40,647,23112Sony / Columbia
18Footloose (2011)$14,695105%182-71$81$51,437,38411Paramount
19Paranormal Activity 3$13,704244%124-82$111$103,878,05710Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Dec. 25 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$313,82262%5539$5,706$1,819,0413Focus
2Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$72,348--6--$12,058$72,3481Warner Bros.
3Shame$49,35071%50-1$987$1,530,9914Fox Searchlight
4Margin Call$7,46620%30-91$249$5,186,35010Roadside Attractions
5In the Land of Blood and Honey$7,43656%3--$2,479$18,8541FilmDistrict
6Drive (2011)$4,05859%26-30$156$34,787,20415FilmDistrict
7Like Crazy$3,313134%30-70$110$3,341,8679Paramount Vantage
8The Three Musketeers (2011)$2,84643%37-86$77$20,358,12010Summit
9Born to Be Wild 3D$2,303-80%490$47$14,876,31638Warner Bros. / IMAX
10Martha Marcy May Marlene$1,688-7%15-24$113$2,889,38310Fox Searchlight
1150/50$1,39167%31-80$45$35,003,81213Summit
12The Polar Express (2011 re-issue)$1,243-91%20-5$62$624,3465Warner Bros.