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, Jan. 1 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 1 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol$10,058,76115%3,4557$2,911$132,406,0863Paramount
2Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows$6,852,1177%3,7030$1,850$130,903,7463Warner Bros.
3The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011)$5,246,19124%2,9140$1,800$55,584,8812Sony / Columbia
4Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$4,577,938-4%3,72441$1,229$92,729,1343Fox
5War Horse$4,099,575-27%2,547171$1,610$40,451,7722Disney / DreamWorks
6We Bought a Zoo$3,886,105-14%3,16346$1,229$40,725,5582Fox
7The Adventures of Tintin$3,623,1206%3,0870$1,174$47,475,1472Paramount
8New Year's Eve$1,794,096-22%2,2250$806$45,999,3504Warner Bros. / New Line
9The Darkest Hour$1,465,47941%2,3273$630$13,137,9632Summit
10The Muppets$734,169-11%1,5415$476$82,529,4526Disney
11The Sitter$706,922126%1,348-138$524$26,317,8574Fox
12The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1$688,78436%1,4110$488$275,530,7387Lionsgate / Summit
13Arthur Christmas$169,865-17%1,343-181$126$45,820,2356Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jan. 1 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Descendants$1,045,744-16%7585$1,380$39,420,7757Fox Searchlight
2Hugo$830,8376%9510$874$49,454,2026Paramount
3Young Adult$754,95631%9870$765$12,061,7714Paramount
4The Artist$447,765-2%1670$2,681$5,044,3446Weinstein Company
5My Week with Marilyn$319,0768%63028$506$8,935,7216Weinstein Company
6Puss in Boots (2011)$232,71111%3890$598$145,483,66110Paramount / DreamWorks
7Happy Feet Two$115,774-3%525-10$221$60,808,1687Warner Bros.
8Tower Heist$83,49514%253-30$330$76,733,9159Universal
9J. Edgar$79,554-8%4550$175$36,572,6058Warner Bros.
10Moneyball$64,9476%2508$260$74,961,64215Sony / Columbia
11Jack and Jill$61,76018%222-20$278$71,697,6488Sony / Columbia
12Courageous$60,43463%181-11$334$34,035,92014Sony / TriStar
13Immortals$53,991110%2280$237$82,656,9998Relativity Media
14A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas$41,980127%2450$171$34,895,0369Warner Bros. / New Line
15Dolphin Tale$41,076-11%1880$218$71,963,79215Warner Bros.
16In Time$34,16466%12311$278$37,046,29510Fox
17Footloose (2011)$30,02536%1820$165$51,581,66412Paramount
18The Ides of March$29,50127%143-2$206$40,825,61213Sony / Columbia
19Paranormal Activity 3$21,856114%1240$176$103,993,23911Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jan. 1 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy$389,12812%572$6,827$3,955,7624Focus
2Shame$83,37684%555$1,516$1,965,8745Fox Searchlight
3The Iron Lady$77,65719%4--$19,414$220,4091Weinstein Company
4Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close$45,12656%60$7,521$313,0492Warner Bros.
5Pariah (2011)$18,76462%4--$4,691$84,9861Focus
6Born to Be Wild 3D$13,417-51%490$274$15,147,62939Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Drive (2011)$12,316234%25-1$493$34,833,04716FilmDistrict
8Margin Call$8,247-6%29-1$284$5,246,36611Roadside Attractions
9In the Land of Blood and Honey$4,372115%2-1$2,186$49,1422FilmDistrict
10The Polar Express (2011 re-issue)$3,354-57%16-4$210$708,2366Warner Bros.
11Like Crazy$2,7316%300$91$3,367,99810Paramount Vantage
12Inni$56-71%1--$56$117,54810Cinema Purgatorio