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, Jul. 14 2012

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: Continental Drift$16,965,4521%3,881--$4,371$33,693,7931Fox
2The Amazing Spider-Man$13,882,92436%4,3180$3,215$189,953,5832Sony / Columbia
3Ted (2012)$8,703,40526%3,30347$2,635$152,453,0703Universal
4Brave$4,404,70034%3,392-499$1,299$192,594,7724Disney
5Savages$3,853,66541%2,6357$1,462$29,055,5152Universal
6Magic Mike$3,291,467-3%3,090-30$1,065$89,518,6793Warner Bros.
7Tyler Perry's Madea's Witness Protection$2,346,32231%2,004-157$1,171$54,168,2953Lionsgate
8Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted$1,458,00337%2,285-576$638$202,757,2876Paramount / DreamWorks
9Katy Perry: Part of Me 3D$1,349,2253%2,7322$494$17,515,8222Paramount

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Moonrise Kingdom$1,537,84147%92440$1,664$31,360,9128Focus
2Marvel's The Avengers$587,18348%747-378$786$613,244,34911Disney
3Snow White and the Huntsman$436,66540%677-475$645$151,356,6157Universal
4Prometheus$402,90745%559-546$721$124,010,2876Fox
5Men in Black 3$398,95448%497-382$803$174,581,0048Sony / Columbia
6People Like Us$331,01438%961-1094$344$10,971,3173Disney / DreamWorks
7Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter$313,86737%655-1002$479$35,690,3154Fox
8The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel$274,59764%342-17$803$42,832,29511Fox Searchlight
9That's My Boy$141,68940%172-228$824$36,657,0275Sony / Columbia
10Safety Not Guaranteed$140,71549%18273$773$2,517,4846FilmDistrict
11The Hunger Games$116,15243%212-16$548$404,782,36317Lionsgate
12Rock of Ages$115,12835%255-446$451$37,488,4205Warner Bros. / New Line
13Battleship$98,04032%228-21$430$64,667,6909Universal
14Dark Shadows$90,37434%239-64$378$77,199,23910Warner Bros.
15What to Expect When You're Expecting$69,73323%221-15$316$40,680,0209Lionsgate
16The Pirates! Band of Misfits$67,96524%232-25$293$30,415,00812Sony / Columbia
17Dr. Seuss' The Lorax$57,96019%168-7$345$213,708,94020Universal
18The Dictator$37,96821%161-25$236$59,470,3729Paramount

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 14 2012LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beasts of the Southern Wild$325,98854%8162$4,025$1,440,4183Fox Searchlight
2The Intouchables$151,87972%8323$1,830$3,465,1808Weinstein Company
3Bol Bachchan$94,75755%980$967$931,4352Fox International Pictures
4To the Arctic 3D$74,22512%520$1,427$5,455,73313Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Three Stooges$45,78314%72-4$636$44,033,36614Fox
6Born to Be Wild 3D$21,7030%330$658$19,942,32467Warner Bros. / IMAX
7Mirror Mirror$21,62927%91-28$238$64,744,86016Relativity Media
8For Greater Glory$18,26232%423$435$5,471,8237ARC Entertainment
9The Obama Effect$18,174-66%25--$727$71,0961ARC Entertainment
10Easy Money (2012)$10,25075%2--$5,125$19,1951Weinstein Company
11The Lucky One (2012)$8,73425%41-31$213$60,438,11913Warner Bros.
12The Imposter$8,37959%1--$8,379$13,6431Indomina Releasing
13A Cat In Paris$6,75377%18--$375$202,0957GKIDS
14Chernobyl Diaries$5,6785%23-15$247$18,109,1308Warner Bros.
15Crooked Arrows$1,845-11%9-2$205$1,829,5339Branded/Peck Films