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 Tue, Aug. 13 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1We're the Millers$4,177,46018%3,260--$1,281$45,613,7561Warner Bros. / New Line
2Elysium$3,925,85215%3,284--$1,195$37,150,3661Sony / TriStar
3Planes$3,085,71024%3,702--$834$27,809,0311Disney
4Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$2,430,33930%3,031--$802$27,550,9781Fox
5The Smurfs 2$2,070,62258%3,8671$535$49,851,8572Sony / Columbia
62 Guns$1,589,65527%3,0283$525$51,484,3252Universal
7The Wolverine$1,276,74727%2,867-1057$445$114,294,1233Fox
8Despicable Me 2$1,221,45034%2,395-812$510$340,613,4206Universal
9The Conjuring$979,01113%2,650-465$369$122,519,5084Warner Bros. / New Line
10Grown Ups 2$616,95229%2,102-973$294$124,880,8505Sony / Columbia
11Turbo$485,55639%1,771-1214$274$75,956,9814Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12The Heat$314,40327%1,351-723$233$154,144,2257Fox
13Red 2$282,92923%1,574-1181$180$49,864,3674Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Aug. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pacific Rim$277,34922%980-823$283$97,284,2735Warner Bros.
2The Way, Way Back$253,87832%780-221$325$16,758,5256Fox Searchlight
3Chennai Express$250,30346%196--$1,277$2,837,9561UTV Motion Pictures
4Fruitvale Station$197,81416%828-258$239$13,822,4605Weinstein Company
5Monsters University$159,62128%405-474$394$260,455,5268Disney
6Man of Steel$129,20316%426122$303$288,923,0099Warner Bros.
7World War Z$122,02321%505-407$242$197,680,8808Paramount
8R.I.P.D.$69,31016%478-1225$145$32,099,1704Universal
9Star Trek Into Darkness$45,20711%256-44$177$226,887,10413Paramount
10Epic$31,22733%222-33$141$107,039,11212Fox
11Now You See Me$30,15047%143-63$211$115,800,85511Lionsgate / Summit
12The Croods$18,24327%142-20$128$186,887,61921Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13Fast & Furious 6$18,1650%191-39$95$238,322,95012Universal
14The Internship$16,1352%136-36$119$44,454,67210Fox
15The Great Gatsby (2013)$13,253-5%135-93$98$144,737,44814Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Aug. 13 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Spectacular Now$34,6562%1915$1,824$603,4362A24
2The To Do List$12,4111%86-499$144$3,472,0943CBS Films
3Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$10,25614%77-137$133$32,182,2956Lionsgate / Summit
4Unfinished Song$8,75334%53-15$165$1,525,2918Weinstein Company
5In a World...$8,526-1%3--$2,842$87,7101Roadside Attractions
6Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$7,361-3%53-5$139$4,184,27010Roadside Attractions
7Mud$4,0844%44-18$93$21,546,39316Roadside Attractions
8The Bling Ring$3,053-6%401$76$5,812,7499A24
9The Hangover Part III$2,929-8%46-57$64$112,192,75112Warner Bros.
10Stories We Tell$1,641111%10-7$164$1,572,16214Roadside Attractions
11Pain and Gain$1,4682%19-1$77$49,806,69216Paramount
12Girl Most Likely$1,0373%12-24$86$1,372,1054Roadside Attractions