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, Dec. 17 2013

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$6,295,4312%3,903--$1,613$86,142,8321Warner Bros. / New Line
2Frozen (2013)$2,032,33027%3,716-26$547$168,403,2814Disney
3The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$1,523,60615%3,563-600$428$360,346,8584Lionsgate
4Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$1,057,3087%2,194--$482$18,049,0211Lionsgate
5Thor: The Dark World$342,56414%2,264-810$151$198,889,8276Disney
6Out of the Furnace$317,0839%2,1010$151$10,182,9772Relativity Media
7The Book Thief$266,65520%1,158-158$230$15,424,8526Fox
8Homefront$254,10822%2,102-468$121$18,969,6083Open Road
9Delivery Man$225,9588%2,041-864$111$28,526,0514Disney / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Dec. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Philomena$274,23215%8350$328$11,596,7764Weinstein Company
2Dallas Buyers Club$139,52011%574-160$243$14,566,6057Focus
3Nebraska$118,52013%250137$474$3,601,4355Paramount Vantage
4The Best Man Holiday$106,030-8%922-655$115$69,240,5155Universal
5Gravity$104,87814%503-397$209$252,976,07311Warner Bros.
612 Years a Slave$100,1097%497-585$201$36,558,4239Fox Searchlight
7Last Vegas$74,37710%726-813$102$61,900,0787CBS Films
8Captain Phillips$35,5364%323-317$110$104,086,77010Sony / Columbia
9Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa$27,947-13%456-701$61$100,623,5808Paramount
10Ender's Game$26,649-1%331-277$81$60,574,3267Lionsgate / Summit
11All Is Lost$22,6315%263116$86$5,750,7149Roadside Attractions
12Black Nativity$17,84916%260-1265$69$6,911,3733Fox Searchlight
13About Time$17,16033%143-123$120$15,226,9087Universal
14Free Birds$16,279194%283-919$58$54,004,4007Relativity Media
15Escape Plan$14,20427%16786$85$24,746,9869Lionsgate / Summit
16Despicable Me 2$12,26524%223-29$55$367,378,08024Universal
17Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$7,60917%175-137$43$115,426,48812Sony / Columbia
18Oldboy (2013)$5,61410%151-432$37$2,173,3063FilmDistrict
19Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters$3,74824%123-17$30$68,384,89219Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Dec. 17 2013LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Hustle$100,869-8%6--$16,812$950,6181Sony / Columbia
2Saving Mr. Banks$54,435-3%15--$3,629$524,1041Disney
3Inside Llewyn Davis$34,836-8%1511$2,322$983,1762CBS Films
4Don Jon$5,3223%92-33$58$24,433,62312Relativity Media
5Enough Said$4,92112%72-22$68$17,373,22613Fox Searchlight
6Lee Daniels' The Butler$3,96726%61-946$65$116,106,03218Weinstein Company
7Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$3,277-14%40$819$248,1673Weinstein Company
8Insidious Chapter 2$3,12922%99-23$32$83,580,51714FilmDistrict
9The Counselor$3,06237%60-11$51$16,928,3478Fox
10The Family (2013)$2,25325%56-40$40$36,892,00514Relativity Media