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. 12 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 12 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Grown Ups 2$16,311,822--3,491--$4,673$16,311,8221Sony / Columbia
2Pacific Rim$14,562,934--3,275--$4,447$14,562,9341Warner Bros.
3Despicable Me 2$13,450,08047%4,0036$3,360$197,933,9602Universal
4The Heat$4,288,18657%3,128-56$1,371$102,651,6633Fox
5The Lone Ranger$3,491,44551%3,9040$894$63,452,6372Disney
6Monsters University$3,316,48832%3,142-597$1,056$230,455,9154Disney
7World War Z$2,788,13253%3,003-313$928$170,445,0524Paramount
8White House Down$1,874,08245%2,566-656$730$58,687,0153Sony / Columbia
9Man of Steel$1,363,15835%2,150-755$634$277,533,0365Warner Bros.
10This Is The End$860,88748%1,394-710$618$89,649,3275Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jul. 12 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$1,602,52688%89216$1,797$22,980,8352Lionsgate / Summit
2Now You See Me$400,22837%850-756$471$112,377,9307Lionsgate / Summit
3Star Trek Into Darkness$190,17626%403-162$472$223,864,9009Paramount
4Fast & Furious 6$175,41542%392-225$447$236,160,7708Universal
5Epic$149,05271%352-76$423$104,540,4668Fox
6After Earth$80,41656%238-32$338$59,190,5587Sony / Columbia
7The Croods$76,59319%243-26$315$185,451,06217Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$72,13423%138-32$523$3,338,3856Roadside Attractions
9The Internship$67,52230%233-146$290$43,070,4766Fox
10The Hangover Part III$60,38733%265-73$228$111,512,1748Warner Bros.
11The Purge$49,225102%179-77$275$63,721,2056Universal
12The Great Gatsby (2013)$48,27037%125-60$386$143,098,74910Warner Bros.
13Mud$36,15182%1132$320$20,970,81112Roadside Attractions
14Pain and Gain$20,10825%150-20$134$49,608,25812Paramount
1542 (2013)$18,47523%105-77$176$94,885,51614Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jul. 12 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Way, Way Back$305,465552%7960$3,867$1,049,9502Fox Searchlight
2Fruitvale Station$127,445--7--$18,206$127,4451Weinstein Company
3Unfinished Song$62,169120%9121$683$607,6554Weinstein Company
4The Bling Ring$46,20017%97-62$476$5,346,4455A24
5The East$25,54048%71-31$360$2,057,7927Fox Searchlight
6Scary Movie 5$22,041728%33-10$668$31,900,13914Weinstein / Dimension
7The Kings of Summer$20,81263%565$372$1,155,5177CBS Films
8Escape From Planet Earth$17,898365%55-7$325$56,913,94722Weinstein Company
9Stories We Tell$6,32132%281$226$1,464,72610Roadside Attractions
10Kon-Tiki$5,29634%21-3$252$1,428,55312Weinstein Company
11G.I. Joe: Retaliation$4,7384%41-22$116$122,498,97916Paramount
12The Sapphires$2,94157%150$196$2,432,47417Weinstein Company
13Pawn Shop Chronicles$1,936--15--$129$1,9361Anchor Bay Films
14Scatter My Ashes at Bergdorf's$1,31283%31$437$505,50611eOne Films US
15Not Today$1,2765700%1-1$1,276$314,42314Freestyle Releasing
16Revelation Road 2$903--5--$181$9031Freestyle Releasing
17Copperhead$888-4%5-10$178$115,9603Brainstorm Media