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, Jun. 21 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 21 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monsters University$30,473,099--4,004--$7,611$30,473,0991Disney
2World War Z$25,196,879--3,607--$6,986$25,196,8791Paramount
3Man of Steel$12,547,01379%4,2070$2,982$181,337,9602Warner Bros.
4This Is The End$4,124,68796%3,0550$1,350$48,916,2112Sony / Columbia
5Now You See Me$2,371,32198%2,823-259$840$88,952,2974Lionsgate / Summit
6Fast & Furious 6$1,498,54597%2,417-958$620$225,186,0155Universal
7The Purge$1,199,54569%2,201-390$545$57,215,9903Universal
8The Internship$1,077,96547%1,916-1483$563$36,017,4703Fox
9Star Trek Into Darkness$871,10067%1,565-766$557$214,482,0166Paramount
10Epic$535,692-26%1,994-1157$269$99,790,8175Fox
11After Earth$278,331-20%1,166-1266$239$56,720,5404Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 21 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man 3$770,823179%924-725$834$401,716,0458Disney
2The Bling Ring$742,7923082%650645$1,143$1,084,0332A24
3The Hangover Part III$243,0872%530-1371$459$109,539,5555Warner Bros.
4Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$209,813944%206183$1,019$682,4083Roadside Attractions
5The Great Gatsby (2013)$163,862-23%362-813$453$141,161,9657Warner Bros.
6The Croods$154,07351%324-44$476$183,216,69814Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7The East$96,415236%19580$494$939,3564Fox Searchlight
8Mud$82,24836%213-192$386$19,977,5639Roadside Attractions
942 (2013)$81,69959%325-119$251$94,028,00511Warner Bros.
10Oblivion (2013)$41,20551%201-57$205$88,926,26010Universal
11Olympus Has Fallen$34,74991%177-24$196$98,501,14414FilmDistrict
12G.I. Joe: Retaliation$25,89372%139-31$186$122,198,39413Paramount
13Scary Movie 5$25,03292%134-7$187$31,615,71611Weinstein / Dimension
14The Big Wedding$22,29528%141-24$158$21,563,4629Lionsgate
15Escape From Planet Earth$12,3925%138-13$90$56,753,25619Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 21 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kings of Summer$34,29775%652$528$664,9054CBS Films
2Kon-Tiki$11,5245%53-17$217$1,267,4399Weinstein Company
3Stories We Tell$10,373-12%33-30$314$1,299,5187Roadside Attractions
4Born to Be Wild 3D$10,02355%300$334$22,839,473116Warner Bros. / IMAX
5The Place Beyond the Pines$9,10483%53-23$172$21,362,82513Focus
6Pain and Gain$7,41162%50-20$148$49,316,8329Paramount
7To the Arctic 3D$6,498-4%520$125$12,840,23662Warner Bros. / IMAX
8Unfinished Song$5,120--2--$2,560$5,1201Weinstein Company
9The Sapphires$5,04318%29-10$174$2,345,93214Weinstein Company
10Quartet$3,55552%294$123$18,372,31924Weinstein Company
11Lost and Found in Armenia$2,35411%1-1$2,354$97,6843High Top Releasing
12Assaulted: Civil Rights Under Fire$1,225-25%17--$72$2,8491High Top Releasing
13Not Today$1,096246%3-4$365$294,76611Freestyle Releasing
14Made in Cleveland$1,091--5--$218$4,6911Striped Entertainment
15Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$865-70%8-6$108$484,8098eOne Films US
16Wish You Were Here (2013)$54018%3-3$180$43,7993eOne Films US
17Tiger Eyes$402-29%2-4$201$24,6233Freestyle Releasing
18Girl Rising$370--16--$23$1,417,79716Gathr Films
19Camp (2013)$164-54%1-1$164$324,84818Freestyle Releasing