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, Jul. 5 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 5 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Despicable Me 2$30,477,12524%3,997--$7,625$90,034,7701Universal
2The Lone Ranger$10,608,3148%3,904--$2,717$30,112,4751Disney
3The Heat$8,593,46534%3,1843$2,699$70,088,7532Fox
4Monsters University$7,202,01338%3,739-265$1,926$203,739,6453Disney
5World War Z$6,388,01847%3,316-291$1,926$146,968,6933Paramount
6White House Down$4,615,81331%3,2220$1,433$41,622,5762Sony / Columbia
7Man of Steel$3,906,21030%2,905-1226$1,345$263,680,3634Warner Bros.
8This Is The End$2,035,80178%2,104-606$968$81,839,9544Sony / Columbia
9Now You See Me$964,79043%1,606-958$601$108,610,2026Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 5 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$3,754,95045%876--$4,286$11,115,6541Lionsgate / Summit
2Star Trek Into Darkness$441,41837%565-470$781$222,195,9818Paramount
3Fast & Furious 6$379,45578%617-933$615$234,794,5657Universal
4Iron Man 3$179,50446%294-246$611$406,108,82310Disney
5Epic$177,23376%428-346$414$103,708,5667Fox
6The Internship$162,74171%379-629$429$42,465,5445Fox
7Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$139,155-9%170-52$819$2,746,8145Roadside Attractions
8After Earth$126,28647%270-61$468$58,630,9906Sony / Columbia
9The Purge$119,035113%256-866$465$63,349,4455Universal
10The Hangover Part III$115,48887%33861$342$111,019,0337Warner Bros.
11The Croods$115,06626%269-38$428$184,897,91216Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12The Bling Ring$109,68439%159-471$690$4,906,8604A24
13The Great Gatsby (2013)$92,68240%185-70$501$142,716,3009Warner Bros.
14Mud$53,29716%111-57$480$20,752,29711Roadside Attractions
15The East$50,324-15%102-83$493$1,851,1466Fox Searchlight
1642 (2013)$40,8117%182-70$224$94,732,47013Warner Bros.
17Pain and Gain$37,13571%170144$218$49,439,42411Paramount
18Olympus Has Fallen$19,7014%110-55$179$98,854,01316FilmDistrict

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 5 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$175,863--19--$9,256$175,8631Fox Searchlight
2Unfinished Song$68,754156%7051$982$263,9743Weinstein Company
3The Kings of Summer$30,92738%513$606$1,018,8636CBS Films
4G.I. Joe: Retaliation$11,13510%63-55$177$122,453,22115Paramount
5Stories We Tell$10,21536%274$378$1,415,6869Roadside Attractions
6Kon-Tiki$7,67919%24-10$320$1,389,33511Weinstein Company
7Copperhead$7,412-33%15-44$494$102,2462Brainstorm Media
8Scary Movie 5$5,725-11%43-79$133$31,856,30713Weinstein / Dimension
9Ghanchakkar$5,029-33%30-59$168$193,4462UTV Motion Pictures
10The Sapphires$4,034-8%15-3$269$2,412,66616Weinstein Company
11Escape From Planet Earth$3,148-43%62-39$51$56,879,41221Weinstein Company
12Redemption (2013)$1,106-69%4-15$277$32,2532Roadside Attractions
13Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$76788%2-4$384$500,28410eOne Films US
14Lost and Found in Armenia$205503%20$103$120,1935High Top Releasing
15Not Today$178-22%2-3$89$312,64113Freestyle Releasing