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, Aug. 23 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lee Daniels' The Butler$4,791,06396%3,110177$1,541$40,047,8762Weinstein Company
2We're the Millers$4,042,134104%3,445120$1,173$82,282,3333Warner Bros. / New Line
3The World's End$3,514,854--1,551--$2,266$3,514,8541Focus
4The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$3,127,14579%3,118--$1,003$7,878,5471Sony / Screen Gems
5You're Next$2,985,205--2,437--$1,225$2,985,2051Lionsgate
6Planes$2,335,11562%3,378-338$691$53,359,8103Disney
7Elysium$2,021,25860%2,913-371$694$63,975,1963Sony / TriStar
8Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$1,505,47777%2,730-350$551$44,651,9303Fox
9Kick-Ass 2$1,354,70051%2,9455$460$19,507,8352Universal
102 Guns$975,73077%1,841-630$530$62,969,9004Universal
11Jobs$910,01171%2,3810$382$10,053,2982Open Road
12The Smurfs 2$753,59810%1,852-497$407$60,569,7164Sony / Columbia
13The Wolverine$717,66671%1,449-609$495$123,313,3425Fox
14Despicable Me 2$715,02055%1,402-416$510$348,815,4408Universal
15The Conjuring$651,91379%1,355-646$481$130,262,6216Warner Bros. / New Line
16Paranoia$439,06148%2,4590$179$5,376,1032Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Aug. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Grown Ups 2$282,05399%620-621$455$128,326,6847Sony / Columbia
2The Spectacular Now$187,643273%15499$1,218$1,472,8214A24
3The Heat$171,476111%409-282$419$156,019,3549Fox
4Turbo$169,17252%470-289$360$78,311,1756Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5The Way, Way Back$123,46433%302-155$409$18,344,4078Fox Searchlight
6Pacific Rim$119,26047%260-184$459$98,891,6197Warner Bros.
7Chennai Express$108,257104%144-46$752$4,408,1073UTV Motion Pictures
8Red 2$103,12062%389-326$265$51,362,0096Lionsgate / Summit
9Man of Steel$101,72672%303-62$336$289,977,70211Warner Bros.
10Now You See Me$99,445311%246112$404$116,196,27213Lionsgate / Summit
11World War Z$91,88561%239-68$384$198,631,90610Paramount
12Fruitvale Station$81,80523%392-85$209$14,990,8827Weinstein Company
13White House Down$78,844--229122$344$72,238,7859Sony / Columbia
14R.I.P.D.$59,965165%179-24$335$32,584,7156Universal
15Star Trek Into Darkness$29,3047%144-66$204$227,300,79215Paramount
16Epic$19,49319%115-53$170$107,298,83414Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Aug. 23 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1In a World...$80,128176%7538$1,068$528,9133Roadside Attractions
2The Grandmaster$38,856--7--$5,551$38,8561Weinstein Company
3This Is The End$13,725--38-20$361$96,739,12211Sony / Columbia
4Fast & Furious 6$13,23018%98-43$135$238,511,10514Universal
5The Croods$9,437-4%69-45$137$187,043,00423Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Savannah$5,793--14--$414$5,7931Ketchup Entertainment
7Unfinished Song$5,573-17%27-16$206$1,599,36210Weinstein Company
8Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$4,631-9%27-9$172$4,244,16512Roadside Attractions
9Mud$2,38348%16-12$149$21,576,37318Roadside Attractions
10Underdogs (2013)$1,887115%2-2$944$25,0452Freestyle Releasing
11Girl Rising$1,740-70%1-6$1,740$1,524,76825Gathr Films
12The Servant (2013 re-issue)$1,20514%1--$1,205$19,1455Rialto Pictures
13Stories We Tell$809169%6-2$135$1,580,36016Roadside Attractions
14Pain and Gain$733-90%22-64$33$49,873,46418Paramount
15The Bling Ring$592-57%7-11$85$5,829,63811A24
16Inch'Allah$55159%21$276$456,8042eOne Films US
17Girl Most Likely$259111%1-1$259$1,375,4516Roadside Attractions