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 Mon, Sep. 16 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 16 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Insidious Chapter 2$1,772,068-73%3,049--$581$42,044,1711FilmDistrict
2The Family (2013)$1,153,486-65%3,091--$373$15,188,2501Relativity Media
3Riddick$623,425-67%3,11710$200$31,731,6002Universal
4Lee Daniels' The Butler$501,723-65%3,239-91$155$100,505,4625Weinstein Company
5We're the Millers$461,128-64%3,238-207$142$132,052,6096Warner Bros. / New Line
6Elysium$208,780-63%1,720-521$121$88,652,8546Sony / TriStar
7Planes$166,153-83%2,739-294$61$83,195,0036Disney
8The World's End$128,977-60%1,243-277$104$24,101,8344Focus
9Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$92,081-83%1,638-407$56$62,185,6686Fox
10This Is The End$88,972-54%1,333-828$67$100,523,23114Sony / Columbia
11One Direction: This Is Us$87,732-86%2,300-435$38$27,045,1163Sony / TriStar
12The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones$81,941-73%1,576-943$52$29,724,6264Sony / Screen Gems
13Despicable Me 2$65,390-84%1,006-44$65$359,179,36511Universal
14Getaway$57,251-67%1,378-757$42$10,042,1963Warner Bros.
15You're Next$45,171-61%1,110-792$41$17,983,9394Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Sep. 16 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Instructions Not Included$383,579-82%933216$411$27,576,9893Lionsgate / Pantelion
22 Guns$86,255-61%908-257$95$73,536,3357Universal
3The Spectacular Now$66,628-64%770355$87$5,804,3487A24
4The Grandmaster$56,272-60%705-99$80$5,896,3854Weinstein Company
5The Conjuring$53,770-61%676-40$80$136,056,6109Warner Bros. / New Line
6The Wolverine$49,187-64%540-158$91$130,275,2458Fox
7World War Z$31,071-67%280-94$111$201,866,74713Paramount
8In a World...$26,739-64%14442$186$2,086,3756Roadside Attractions
9Turbo$25,971-81%353-5$74$81,157,0949Fox / DreamWorks Animation
10The Way, Way Back$24,377-64%421-129$58$20,874,76011Fox Searchlight
11Kick-Ass 2$24,010-63%343-319$70$28,580,8905Universal
12Closed Circuit$23,283-60%413-457$56$5,618,5293Focus
13The Heat$23,069-64%336-14$69$158,321,33212Fox
14The Ultimate Life$22,623-62%4120$55$1,093,6832High Top Releasing
15Pacific Rim$20,452-69%254-53$81$101,218,24610Warner Bros.
16Jobs$16,960-68%239-263$71$15,900,0125Open Road
17Now You See Me$9,970-69%171-34$58$117,585,11316Lionsgate / Summit
18Red 2$9,911-64%209-41$47$52,636,9819Lionsgate / Summit
19R.I.P.D.$9,020-73%164-17$55$33,464,8759Universal
20Fruitvale Station$8,403-57%137-51$61$15,889,42010Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Sep. 16 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Man of Steel$5,732-64%91-110$63$291,027,29714Warner Bros.
2Populaire$4,437-63%1512$296$65,7902Weinstein Company
3Salinger$4,394-64%40$1,099$162,0672Weinstein Company
4Paranoia$2,470-55%71-107$35$7,257,3515Relativity Media
5Chennai Express$1,611-79%30-23$54$5,267,9336UTV Motion Pictures
6Contempt (2013 re-issue)$1,555-38%10$1,555$22,2362Rialto Pictures
7Unfinished Song$1,361-45%17-4$80$1,663,06813Weinstein Company
8Satyagraha$1,093-83%35-44$31$725,1813UTV Motion Pictures
9Passion$875-44%12-1$73$86,6013eOne Films US
10Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$857-39%14-5$61$4,291,95115Roadside Attractions
11Jayne Mansfield's Car$802-59%11--$73$10,1231Anchor Bay Films
12Savannah$332-67%61$55$34,5634Ketchup Entertainment
13Underdogs (2013)$43--10$43$35,2505Freestyle Releasing
14Stories We Tell$35-81%4-5$9$1,595,87619Roadside Attractions