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 Sun, Nov. 10 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Nov. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Thor: The Dark World$21,760,621-32%3,841--$5,665$85,737,8411Disney
2Free Birds$3,522,057-30%3,7360$943$30,128,5142Relativity Media
3Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$3,130,544-35%3,187-158$982$78,773,6033Paramount
4Last Vegas$3,033,428-37%3,08217$984$33,467,0062CBS Films
5Ender's Game$2,917,176-34%3,4070$856$44,010,4882Lionsgate / Summit
6Gravity$2,386,003-38%2,720-304$877$231,249,8316Warner Bros.
712 Years a Slave$1,946,590-32%1,144734$1,702$17,421,3124Fox Searchlight
8Captain Phillips$1,583,326-38%2,646-375$598$90,894,0445Sony / Columbia
9About Time$1,290,050-33%1,2001025$1,075$6,275,7432Universal
10Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$907,960-29%1,836-594$495$109,953,0947Sony / Columbia
11Carrie (2013)$332,451-42%1,512-740$220$34,050,7754Sony / Screen Gems
12Escape Plan$267,039-25%1,049-917$255$23,207,8644Lionsgate / Summit
13The Counselor$238,125-31%1,022-2022$233$15,860,7943Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Nov. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1All Is Lost$315,875-35%399269$792$2,798,5554Roadside Attractions
2Enough Said$164,893-44%429-233$384$15,839,3628Fox Searchlight
3Despicable Me 2$141,065-36%3101$455$365,353,62019Universal
4We're the Millers$74,049-40%358-197$207$149,681,84614Warner Bros. / New Line
5Elysium$51,470-25%192154$268$92,748,40714Sony / TriStar
6Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$49,945-35%216-35$231$67,707,24214Fox
7Prisoners$48,685-40%225-240$216$60,269,0888Warner Bros.
8Machete Kills$40,530-36%212-51$191$7,949,1475Open Road
9Lee Daniels' The Butler$39,709-37%214-98$186$115,300,15513Weinstein Company
10Rush (2013)$34,445-38%164-139$210$26,751,2998Universal
11Insidious Chapter 2$33,750-48%229-324$147$83,050,5309FilmDistrict
12Diana$29,672-16%10062$297$193,5322eOne Films US
13Grown Ups 2$24,973-37%111-37$225$133,586,66018Sony / Columbia
14Baggage Claim$23,134-53%135-159$171$21,384,0737Fox Searchlight
15Runner Runner$11,217-34%119-118$94$19,242,0846Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Nov. 10 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dallas Buyers Club$192,088-30%3526$5,488$993,0882Focus
2The Book Thief$33,237-28%4--$8,309$105,0051Fox
3Don Jon$31,434-28%92-89$342$24,077,9997Relativity Media
4Pulling Strings$19,8761%76-33$262$5,782,3956Lionsgate / Pantelion
5The Smurfs 2$18,128-27%94-41$193$70,948,91715Sony / Columbia
6Turbo$17,459-28%62-7$282$82,871,89617Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7I'm in Love with a Church Girl$16,308-39%74-169$220$2,165,7474High Top Releasing
8Instructions Not Included$14,003-8%52-84$269$44,194,96611Lionsgate / Pantelion
9The Wolverine$13,714-32%77-42$178$132,425,01816Fox
10The Family (2013)$6,154-40%57-30$108$36,623,0449Relativity Media
11Grace Unplugged$5,190-33%37-44$140$2,480,9576Roadside Attractions
12In a World...$3,958-28%18-4$220$2,927,33714Roadside Attractions
13Reaching for the Moon$3,712-47%2--$1,856$14,5731Wolfe Releasing
14Spinning Plates$3,640-37%60$607$57,7293The Film Arcade
15The Heat$2,616-42%28-14$93$159,532,29820Fox
16The Spectacular Now$1,542-36%12-6$129$6,846,34515A24
17The World's End$1,329-53%9-7$148$25,982,54712Focus
18Big Sur$1,279-23%5-8$256$29,8582Ketchup Entertainment
19Romeo and Juliet (2013)$894-6%21-1$43$1,124,8055Relativity Media
20Approved for Adoption$85125%1--$851$4,0141GKIDS
21Long Shot: The Kevin Laue Story (2013 re-issue)$765-29%32$255$22,5953Cinepix
22Linsanity$62226%3-1$207$268,9416Ketchup Entertainment
23The Wicker Man: The Final Cut$373-62%3-2$124$52,5457Rialto Pictures