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, Mar. 29 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 29 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G.I. Joe: Retaliation$15,321,23746%3,719--$4,120$25,828,1121Paramount
2The Croods$10,704,572110%4,06519$2,633$72,886,6492Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Tyler Perry's Temptation$9,405,639--2,047--$4,595$9,405,6391Lionsgate
4The Host (2013)$5,337,111--3,202--$1,667$5,337,1111Open Road
5Olympus Has Fallen$4,805,281107%3,1068$1,547$45,547,9502FilmDistrict
6Oz: The Great and Powerful$4,310,30775%3,324-481$1,297$190,982,7074Disney
7The Call$1,746,46093%2,439-68$716$36,426,6763Sony / TriStar
8Admission$1,165,28899%2,1611$539$9,674,1662Focus
9Spring Breakers$1,100,635130%1,379--$798$8,400,9253A24
10The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$493,12517%1,575-1585$313$19,779,7463Warner Bros. / New Line
11Identity Thief$400,34070%1,082-1084$370$129,218,2308Universal
12Jack the Giant Slayer$384,41533%1,080-1480$356$60,764,7375Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Mar. 29 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$302,03182%752-292$402$128,113,66720Weinstein Company
2Snitch (2013)$157,09564%746-1061$211$41,066,4976Lionsgate / Summit
3Safe Haven$156,34524%550-729$284$69,580,0277Relativity Media
4Life of Pi$146,00282%340-149$429$123,039,86719Fox
521 And Over$116,0048%344-790$337$24,765,3165Relativity Media
6Quartet$111,14555%302-123$368$16,328,53812Weinstein Company
7Escape From Planet Earth$95,55313%977-517$98$53,787,5327Weinstein Company
8Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$67,241138%202-7$333$55,104,48510Paramount
9Django Unchained$58,98682%233-63$253$162,201,79914Weinstein Company
10Stoker$58,71838%194-81$303$1,357,7195Fox Searchlight
11A Good Day to Die Hard$57,837158%209-239$277$66,449,9467Fox
12Warm Bodies$49,721112%162-137$307$65,172,9959Lionsgate / Summit
13Argo$46,707139%26075$180$135,635,41625Warner Bros.
14Emperor$45,10751%138-99$327$2,786,9364Roadside Attractions
15Side Effects (2013)$40,45129%102-123$397$31,147,9558Open Road
16Parental Guidance$37,54177%140-45$268$76,847,36014Fox
17Mama$26,445104%123-7$215$71,540,86011Universal
18Rise of The Guardians$26,30277%134-28$196$103,256,69619Paramount / DreamWorks
19The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$25,69712%145-90$177$302,805,62216Warner Bros. / New Line
20Dark Skies$23,07574%101-104$228$17,097,1896Weinstein / Dimension
21The Last Exorcism Part II$22,73147%102-353$223$15,114,9155CBS Films
22Les Miserables (2012)$19,65552%109-20$180$148,740,61014Universal
23Beautiful Creatures (2013)$15,3233%115-73$133$19,372,9417Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Mar. 29 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Place Beyond the Pines$95,027--4--$23,757$95,0271Focus
2Himmatwala$72,547--99--$733$72,5471UTV Motion Pictures
3From Up on Poppy Hill$39,832307%2519$1,593$204,5273GKIDS
4To the Arctic 3D$27,31733%520$525$11,880,89250Warner Bros. / IMAX
5Born to Be Wild 3D$19,7467%300$658$22,337,668104Warner Bros. / IMAX
6The Sapphires$18,412308%128$1,534$73,0012Weinstein Company
7The Impossible$16,72176%86-37$194$18,790,17215Lionsgate / Summit
8Starbuck$13,728464%1714$808$3,491,5862eOne Films US
9Dead Man Down$10,252-51%75-537$137$10,746,2424FilmDistrict
10Gangster Squad$6,764158%500$135$45,984,42412Warner Bros.
11Parker$3,97548%36-19$110$17,600,71910FilmDistrict
12Bless Me, Ultima$3,71220%11-10$337$1,528,9606Arenas Entertainment
13Kai Po Che$2,318119%5-13$464$1,112,0466UTV Motion Pictures
14Camp (2013)$1,907-53%6-11$318$102,4666Freestyle Releasing
15The Lost Medallion: The Adventures of Billy Stone$1,321-61%7-21$189$361,7815Methinx Entertainment
16Rangrezz$66-78%2-9$33$5,9032UTV Motion Pictures