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. 30 2011

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Dec. 30 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$10,631,14829%3,4557$3,077$113,615,3553Paramount
2Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$7,628,27320%3,7030$2,060$117,650,5993Warner Bros.
3Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$7,041,5478%3,724-10$1,891$83,573,2583Fox
4The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$5,334,09129%2,9140$1,831$46,094,3952Sony / Columbia
5We Bought a Zoo$4,850,41719%3,16346$1,533$32,337,7342Fox
6War Horse$4,697,82030%2,547--$1,844$30,726,8632Disney / DreamWorks
7The Adventures of Tintin$4,405,2477%3,0870$1,427$40,444,2342Paramount
8New Year's Eve$2,254,31827%2,225-360$1,013$41,919,3684Warner Bros. / New Line
9The Darkest Hour$1,656,45937%2,327--$712$10,631,1812Summit
10The Muppets$1,104,5359%1,541-211$717$80,971,7966Disney
11The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$866,68014%1,411-192$614$274,336,4767Lionsgate / Summit
12The Sitter$653,45123%1,348-438$485$25,297,5124Fox
13Arthur Christmas$309,145-14%1,343-461$230$45,446,2126Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Dec. 30 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Descendants$1,098,78733%758-55$1,450$37,123,4337Fox Searchlight
2Hugo$845,43013%951-285$889$47,838,0226Paramount
3Young Adult$759,86524%9870$770$10,729,0034Paramount
4The Artist$405,14027%1670$2,426$4,138,7146Weinstein Company
5My Week with Marilyn$311,68929%63028$495$8,322,0616Weinstein Company
6Puss in Boots (2011)$309,76311%3890$796$145,041,19110Paramount / DreamWorks
7Happy Feet Two$161,5566%525-10$308$60,572,7217Warner Bros.
8Tower Heist$96,14074%253-30$380$76,577,0509Universal
9J. Edgar$79,25219%4550$174$36,406,2338Warner Bros.
10Moneyball$78,70932%2508$315$74,835,15815Sony / Columbia
11Jack and Jill$74,75417%222-163$337$71,583,4648Sony / Columbia
12Dolphin Tale$64,7596%1880$344$71,876,42515Warner Bros.
13Courageous$55,10220%181-11$304$33,938,49114Sony / TriStar
14Immortals$45,61219%2280$200$82,577,2418Relativity Media
15A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$38,04612%2450$155$34,834,5699Warner Bros. / New Line
16Footloose (2011)$36,74012%1820$202$51,529,55612Paramount
17In Time$34,90654%123-8$284$36,991,53110Fox
18The Ides of March$30,90436%143-2$216$40,772,80513Sony / Columbia
19Paranormal Activity 3$21,47232%1240$173$103,961,16711Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Dec. 30 2011LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$349,83743%572$6,137$3,220,1554Focus
2The Iron Lady$77,235--4--$19,309$77,2351Weinstein Company
3Shame$71,69925%555$1,304$1,837,2825Fox Searchlight
4Born to Be Wild 3D$48,466-7%490$989$15,106,74439Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$36,68128%6--$6,114$238,9552Warner Bros.
6Pariah (2011)$18,25685%4--$4,564$54,6631Focus
7The Polar Express (2011 re-issue)$15,26514%16-4$954$696,9966Warner Bros.
8Drive (2011)$8,51953%25-1$341$34,817,04816FilmDistrict
9Margin Call$6,619-16%29-1$228$5,229,34011Roadside Attractions
10Like Crazy$4,227-10%300$141$3,362,69410Paramount Vantage
11In the Land of Blood and Honey$3,072-38%2-1$1,536$42,7352FilmDistrict
12Inni$24413%2--$122$117,21010Cinema Purgatorio