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, Nov. 8 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Thor: The Dark World$31,899,210--3,841--$8,305$31,899,2101Disney
2Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$3,383,492167%3,187-158$1,062$70,830,1183Paramount
3Last Vegas$3,211,686130%3,08217$1,042$25,642,4222CBS Films
4Ender's Game$2,906,180133%3,4070$853$36,657,4802Lionsgate / Summit
5Free Birds$2,562,684255%3,7360$686$21,579,1352Relativity Media
6Gravity$2,294,711161%2,720-304$844$225,009,2036Warner Bros.
712 Years a Slave$1,857,890369%1,144734$1,624$12,603,4714Fox Searchlight
8Captain Phillips$1,586,768149%2,646-375$600$86,768,7845Sony / Columbia
9About Time$1,542,0351234%1,2001025$1,285$3,059,7082Universal
10Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$586,212142%1,836-594$319$107,762,3927Sony / Columbia
11Carrie (2013)$384,019109%1,512-740$254$33,149,6364Sony / Screen Gems
12The Counselor$234,759-5%1,022-2022$230$15,279,7963Fox
13Escape Plan$220,25954%1,049-917$210$22,583,0944Lionsgate / Summit

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Nov. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1All Is Lost$326,871438%399269$819$1,994,4724Roadside Attractions
2Enough Said$172,01271%429-233$401$15,377,6888Fox Searchlight
3Despicable Me 2$113,150390%3101$365$364,992,45519Universal
4We're the Millers$75,45270%358-197$211$149,484,88214Warner Bros. / New Line
5Prisoners$49,17068%225-240$219$60,139,1828Warner Bros.
6Machete Kills$46,535-9%212-51$220$7,845,5705Open Road
7Elysium$45,659--192154$238$92,628,22314Sony / TriStar
8Insidious Chapter 2$42,707149%229-324$186$82,951,8169FilmDistrict
9Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$40,199232%216-35$186$67,580,26414Fox
10Lee Daniels' The Butler$37,91071%214-98$177$115,197,68413Weinstein Company
11Rush (2013)$32,8253%164-139$200$26,661,0948Universal
12Baggage Claim$26,346112%135-159$195$21,311,7347Fox Searchlight
13Diana$25,283213%10062$253$128,3872eOne Films US
14Grown Ups 2$20,932--111-37$189$133,521,76918Sony / Columbia
15Runner Runner$11,64615%119-118$98$19,213,8086Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Nov. 8 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dallas Buyers Club$171,195687%3526$4,891$525,5792Focus
2Don Jon$27,86834%92-89$303$24,002,7727Relativity Media
3The Book Thief$25,665--4--$6,416$25,6651Fox
4I'm in Love with a Church Girl$13,07216%74-169$177$2,122,9154High Top Releasing
5The Wolverine$11,707121%77-42$152$132,391,21316Fox
6Turbo$11,342281%62-7$183$82,830,21717Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7The Smurfs 2$10,511--94-41$112$70,905,96315Sony / Columbia
8Pulling Strings$10,256146%76-33$135$5,742,8576Lionsgate / Pantelion
9Instructions Not Included$7,44038%52-84$143$44,165,75711Lionsgate / Pantelion
10Grace Unplugged$6,427161%37-44$174$2,468,0376Roadside Attractions
11The Family (2013)$6,07616%57-30$107$36,606,7069Relativity Media
12Romeo and Juliet (2013)$4,55235%21-1$217$1,122,9635Relativity Media
13Reaching for the Moon$3,843--2--$1,922$3,8431Wolfe Releasing
14The Heat$3,51047%28-14$125$159,525,13420Fox
15Spinning Plates$3,427--60$571$48,3253The Film Arcade
16In a World...$3,12559%18-4$174$2,917,86714Roadside Attractions
17Approved for Adoption$2,484--1--$2,484$2,4841GKIDS
18The World's End$2,31196%9-7$257$25,978,41212Focus
19The Spectacular Now$1,584-33%12-6$132$6,842,41215A24
20Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story (2013 re-issue)$1,416153%32$472$20,7463Cinepix
21Linsanity$931-83%3-1$310$267,8256Ketchup Entertainment
22Big Sur$897-64%5-8$179$26,9172Ketchup Entertainment
23The Wicker Man: The Final Cut$815-47%3-2$272$51,2027Rialto Pictures