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, Feb. 1 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 1 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Warm Bodies$8,140,304--3,009--$2,705$8,140,3041Lionsgate / Summit
2Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$2,923,424140%3,3753$866$28,176,2182Paramount
3Silver Linings Playbook$2,451,976189%2,809168$873$74,716,53412Weinstein Company
4Mama$2,322,135285%2,78199$835$53,854,2353Universal
5Bullet to the Head$1,735,222--2,404--$722$1,735,2221Warner Bros.
6Zero Dark Thirty$1,626,643148%2,871-58$567$74,124,1937Sony / Columbia
7Parker$1,080,512126%2,23814$483$10,305,3942FilmDistrict
8Django Unchained$924,665121%1,777-230$520$148,864,8546Weinstein Company
9Les Miserables (2012)$729,95589%1,848-362$395$139,813,2006Universal
10Lincoln$687,511103%1,756-153$392$169,062,02913Disney / DreamWorks
11Gangster Squad$636,62176%1,625-965$392$41,885,6794Warner Bros.
12Movie 43$603,610128%2,0230$298$6,661,8842Relativity Media
13The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$498,915107%1,300-375$384$294,791,4358Warner Bros. / New Line
14Broken City$486,42751%1,786-836$272$17,160,5173Fox
15A Haunted House$475,101158%1,501-501$317$36,709,0044Open Road
16Parental Guidance$401,392201%1,480-256$271$71,813,2166Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Feb. 1 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Argo$583,841204%935300$624$118,926,65617Warner Bros.
2Stand Up Guys$528,853--659--$803$528,8531Lionsgate / Roadside
3Life of Pi$497,058158%902-39$551$104,730,78911Fox
4The Impossible$399,746170%765-17$523$14,308,3777Lionsgate / Summit
5Quartet$323,545115%20239$1,602$2,613,7184Weinstein Company
6Skyfall$165,232--425-31$389$302,461,81013Sony / Columbia
7This is 40$124,955124%373-134$335$66,676,8307Universal
8Jack Reacher$113,59283%450-438$252$78,539,9877Paramount
9Wreck-It Ralph$107,826248%66072$163$182,737,46814Disney
10Race 2$83,329167%139-14$599$1,169,9112UTV Motion Pictures
11The Last Stand$80,710-52%689-2224$117$11,514,3523Lionsgate
12Hotel Transylvania$61,890--224-4$276$147,743,27919Sony / Columbia
13The Guilt Trip$54,713112%291-61$188$36,399,6177Paramount
14Rise of The Guardians$54,385242%3072$177$100,346,13911Paramount / DreamWorks
15Hyde Park on Hudson$49,19755%1440$342$5,472,1779Focus
16The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$41,298126%189-27$219$291,186,38812Lionsgate / Summit
17Flight$34,64080%200-63$173$93,563,20014Paramount
18Here Comes the Boom$32,460--175-16$185$44,980,88517Sony / Columbia
19Red Dawn (2012)$27,717141%153-52$181$44,609,38711FilmDistrict
20Playing For Keeps (2012)$24,3681999%148113$165$12,981,9039FilmDistrict
21Texas Chainsaw 3D$13,70847%121-164$113$34,044,1215Lionsgate

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Feb. 1 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anna Karenina (2012)$18,9639%90-8$211$12,514,44712Focus
2To the Arctic 3D$17,01466%520$327$11,041,55242Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Master$11,34864%28-9$405$16,171,65221Weinstein Company
4Taken 2$10,479128%83-41$126$139,789,77218Fox
5Born to Be Wild 3D$9,044107%300$301$21,851,73296Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$8,018-10%50-46$160$12,423,3877Paramount
7Hitchcock$5,86135%44-46$133$5,880,63311Fox Searchlight
8The Sessions$5,82217%29-33$201$5,893,51716Fox Searchlight
9The Perks of Being A Wallflower$4,74752%37-19$128$17,728,99520Lionsgate / Summit
10Pitch Perfect$4,30587%41-50$105$64,981,16319Universal
11A Late Quartet$3,70350%122$309$1,486,00514Entertainment One / RKO
12Girls Against Boys$2,847--2--$1,424$2,8471Anchor Bay Films
13LUV$2,00816%8-13$251$148,0973Indomina Media