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. 8 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Identity Thief$11,087,755--3,141--$3,530$11,087,7551Universal
2Warm Bodies$3,267,700221%3,0090$1,086$28,392,7822Lionsgate / Summit
3Side Effects (2013)$2,800,011--2,605--$1,075$2,800,0111Open Road
4Silver Linings Playbook$1,605,358110%2,8090$572$84,699,59713Weinstein Company
5Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$1,391,45091%3,285-90$424$39,474,3033Paramount
6Mama$1,191,265217%2,677-104$445$60,913,4104Universal
7Zero Dark Thirty$963,100114%2,562-309$376$80,523,6908Sony / Columbia
8Django Unchained$554,88591%1,502-275$369$152,768,0177Weinstein Company
9Argo$553,977162%1,405470$394$121,787,59018Warner Bros.
10Bullet to the Head$515,41059%2,4040$214$6,706,4322Warner Bros.
11Parker$471,04454%2,004-234$235$14,451,6973FilmDistrict
12Lincoln$427,41376%1,517-239$282$172,174,88214Disney / DreamWorks
13Les Miserables (2012)$376,22063%1,447-401$260$142,804,3757Universal
14The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$309,52784%1,001-299$309$297,174,5799Warner Bros. / New Line
15Parental Guidance$240,950160%1,219-261$198$73,513,4407Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Feb. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Top Gun 3D$527,122--300--$1,757$527,1221Paramount
2Life of Pi$374,250119%92422$405$107,158,75512Fox
3The Impossible$240,722104%739-26$326$15,951,4668Lionsgate / Summit
4Gangster Squad$230,99522%942-683$245$44,164,8355Warner Bros.
5Quartet$226,92068%24442$930$4,286,4075Weinstein Company
6Wreck-It Ralph$201,680495%75797$266$183,550,39515Disney
7A Haunted House$191,02389%913-588$209$38,411,4165Open Road
8Stand Up Guys$172,19234%67011$257$2,291,9562Lionsgate / Roadside
9Broken City$123,643-5%755-1031$164$18,867,1074Fox
10Skyfall$115,047--370-55$311$303,140,95314Sony / Columbia
11Movie 43$84,906-40%777-1246$109$8,466,3693Relativity Media
12Jack Reacher$70,529128%307-143$230$78,951,7708Paramount
13This is 40$56,99090%278-95$205$67,118,0058Universal
14Rise of The Guardians$46,127246%275-32$168$100,657,75112Paramount / DreamWorks
15Hyde Park on Hudson$34,61648%130-14$266$5,730,04810Focus
16The Guilt Trip$31,27083%225-66$139$36,618,8078Paramount
17Hotel Transylvania$31,010--191-33$162$148,022,81220Sony / Columbia
18Texas Chainsaw 3D$25,697681%18564$139$34,109,7466Lionsgate
19Here Comes the Boom$25,487--144-31$177$45,121,86318Sony / Columbia
20The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$24,745102%160-29$155$291,354,21313Lionsgate / Summit
21The Last Stand$24,308-5%239-450$102$11,835,7164Lionsgate
22Flight$16,25730%115-85$141$93,707,02815Paramount
23Red Dawn (2012)$14,928112%105-48$142$44,711,34512FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Feb. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1ABCD - Any Body Can Dance$20,121--25--$805$20,1211UTV Motion Pictures
2To the Arctic 3D$19,015123%520$366$11,126,89143Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Race 2$18,82261%63-76$299$1,461,7553UTV Motion Pictures
4Anna Karenina (2012)$15,08221%911$166$12,632,76513Focus
5Born to Be Wild 3D$9,965219%300$332$21,890,74297Warner Bros. / IMAX
6Lost in Thailand$9,098--35--$260$9,0981WAMCR
7Playing For Keeps (2012)$8,50830%81-67$105$13,062,02810FilmDistrict
8Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$6,82869%47-3$145$12,471,5228Paramount
9Hitchcock$5,25830%36-8$146$5,909,51712Fox Searchlight
10The Master$4,782-6%291$165$16,228,18322Weinstein Company
11Taken 2$4,05124%35-48$116$139,829,84819Fox
12The Sessions$2,8596%18-11$159$5,924,97517Fox Searchlight
13A Late Quartet$1,936-10%120$161$1,507,15215Entertainment One / RKO
14Pitch Perfect$1,0503%15-26$70$64,995,52320Universal
15LUV$455-25%3-5$152$155,2024Indomina Media
16Brief Reunion$165--1--$165$4,3824Striped Entertainment