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, Apr. 21 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Think Like a Man$13,165,0549%2,015--$6,534$25,290,8881Sony / Screen Gems
2The Lucky One (2012)$8,561,095-6%3,155--$2,714$17,666,7021Warner Bros.
3The Hunger Games$6,500,06862%3,752-164$1,732$352,914,7605Lionsgate
4The Three Stooges$4,321,22685%3,4825$1,241$26,812,7842Fox
5Chimpanzee$3,743,6426%1,563--$2,395$7,290,6811Disneynature
6The Cabin in the Woods$3,357,49735%2,8110$1,194$25,073,6852Lionsgate
7American Reunion$2,335,41040%3,033-170$770$47,047,3203Universal
8Titanic 3D$2,160,47254%2,515-182$859$51,389,8983Paramount
921 Jump Street$2,067,18348%2,427-308$852$125,929,7436Sony / Columbia
10Mirror Mirror$1,946,43675%2,938-268$663$54,150,1124Relativity Media
11Wrath of the Titans$1,712,50365%2,502-600$684$76,062,5534Warner Bros.
12Lockout$1,367,35145%2,33527$586$10,276,9472Open Road
13Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$838,990112%1,583-529$530$206,488,0058Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Apr. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Salmon Fishing in the Yemen$326,48886%44611$732$6,890,8787CBS Films
2Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$279,50195%444-58$630$101,051,81411Warner Bros. / New Line
3Bully (2012)$205,60943%263105$782$1,373,8814Weinstein Company
4Safe House$106,85561%301-70$355$125,550,09011Universal
5This Means War$93,83132%29310$320$54,066,57710Fox
6The Vow$84,61919%297-38$285$124,577,82611Sony / Screen Gems
7Woman Thou Art Loosed: On the 7th Day$71,60864%1064$676$893,2172Code Black Entertainment
8Act of Valor$60,39469%229-123$264$69,437,2849Relativity Media
9Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance$59,97691%175-41$343$51,503,62910Sony / Columbia
10Jeff Who Lives at Home$58,23465%122-61$477$3,994,1566Paramount Vantage
11Blue Like Jazz$51,37411%126-10$408$435,4202Roadside Attractions
12Project X (2012)$51,21037%258113$198$54,455,0778Warner Bros.
13Chronicle$45,48062%137-28$332$64,278,61712Fox
14The Iron Lady$33,47972%102-44$328$29,940,95417Weinstein Company
15Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked$32,516113%135-18$241$132,901,16419Fox
16A Thousand Words$30,92897%168-109$184$17,919,9637Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Apr. 21 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$106,70042%50--$2,134$181,7351Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Friends With Kids$32,31059%83-30$389$7,070,8897Roadside Attractions
3Born to Be Wild 3D$27,200-29%32-8$850$18,307,32355Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Artist$25,21964%86-35$293$44,139,46022Weinstein Company
5Touchback$22,3462%6919$324$127,4452Anchor Bay Films
6The Woman in Black$20,47728%90-32$228$54,268,96612CBS Films
7Silent House (2012)$18,3818%590$312$12,719,2307Open Road
8Tyler Perry's Good Deeds$17,95593%81-44$222$34,845,4669Lionsgate
9We Bought a Zoo$17,01693%66-17$258$75,538,88618Fox
10Casa de mi Padre$15,05938%58-63$260$5,761,2866Lionsgate / Pantelion
11Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 3D$10,69884%32-1$334$43,394,80011Fox
12Red Tails$8,97650%39-4$230$49,821,61614Fox
13W.E.$4,896102%15-2$326$561,36812Weinstein Company
14Undefeated$4,73138%170$278$502,76110Weinstein Company
15Coriolanus$4,47358%14-4$320$682,88614Weinstein Company
16Albert Nobbs$3,493266%153$233$2,997,03513Roadside Attractions