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 Tue, Jun. 26 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Brave$8,926,7750%4,164--$2,144$84,198,5401Disney
2Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$3,202,5785%3,920-343$817$163,352,3013Paramount / DreamWorks
3Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$2,027,7207%3,108--$652$20,236,6801Fox
4Prometheus$1,390,7224%2,862-580$486$111,184,0413Fox
5That's My Boy$1,305,5326%3,0300$431$30,447,4032Sony / Columbia
6Snow White and the Huntsman$1,167,6005%2,919-782$400$139,405,1704Universal
7Rock of Ages$1,118,24117%3,4700$322$30,495,0812Warner Bros. / New Line
8Marvel's The Avengers$989,5463%2,230-352$444$600,377,0808Disney
9Men in Black 3$920,6176%2,462-673$374$165,253,7965Sony / Columbia
10Seeking a Friend for the End of the World$545,56818%1,625--$336$4,830,0161Focus

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jun. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$501,6863%395217$1,270$12,604,0945Focus
2The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$256,70215%741-443$346$38,864,5328Fox Searchlight
3The Hunger Games$107,23710%414-179$259$403,168,93514Lionsgate
4Battleship$74,86515%483-459$155$63,330,1756Universal
5The Dictator$73,36516%316-803$232$58,841,4846Paramount
6Safety Not Guaranteed$64,8775%12982$503$1,201,0693FilmDistrict
7What to Expect When You're Expecting$56,47512%411-805$137$39,904,9716Lionsgate
8Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$46,78548%234-43$200$212,979,65017Universal
9Dark Shadows$37,4618%302-378$124$75,825,1067Warner Bros.
10For Greater Glory$32,7065%160-220$204$5,145,9674ARC Entertainment
11Mirror Mirror$32,21423%222-56$145$64,306,87613Relativity Media
12The Lucky One (2012)$23,85023%202-148$118$60,197,42910Warner Bros.
13Chernobyl Diaries$23,3115%240-15$97$17,930,9915Warner Bros.
14The Cabin in the Woods$22,698-2%196-28$116$41,823,13911Lionsgate
15The Three Stooges$20,05012%154-47$130$43,694,88511Fox
16The Raven$12,67416%133104$95$15,939,5569Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jun. 26 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1To the Arctic 3D$63,694-2%521$1,225$4,192,39110Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Intouchables$47,50117%74-3$642$2,181,7005Weinstein Company
3Born to Be Wild 3D$13,846-16%330$420$19,626,85964Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Journey 2: The Mysterious Island$13,76536%85-23$162$103,836,14720Warner Bros. / New Line
5Wrath of the Titans$8,67029%70-35$124$83,655,82013Warner Bros.
6Lola Versus$7,244-3%50-2$145$217,8443Fox Searchlight
7Something From Nothing: The Art of Rap$5,0928%16-141$318$275,9532Indomina Media
8Crooked Arrows$1,87931%25-73$75$1,791,1236Branded/Peck Films