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 Thu, Feb. 6 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ride Along$701,9200%2,867108$245$95,722,5903Universal
2That Awkward Moment$610,7788%2,809--$217$11,308,0351Focus
3Lone Survivor$592,5150%3,285123$180$107,286,2866Universal
4Frozen (2013)$536,215-7%2,754-3$195$361,764,62611Disney
5Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit$467,268-2%2,907-480$161$40,869,4153Paramount
6Labor Day (2013)$407,1655%2,584--$158$6,942,3961Paramount
7American Hustle$381,8614%2,216-88$172$135,017,0808Sony / Columbia
8The Wolf of Wall Street$335,6420%1,607-197$209$105,313,8246Paramount
9The Nut Job$325,688-13%3,4720$94$51,272,6643Open Road
10August: Osage County$310,14010%2,319-92$134$32,809,1206Weinstein Company
11I, Frankenstein$270,517-7%2,7530$98$16,007,2932Lionsgate
12Gravity$221,1599%1,132-128$195$264,802,80018Warner Bros.
1312 Years a Slave$167,6747%1,172-59$143$46,531,27416Fox Searchlight
14Dallas Buyers Club$123,0240%1,052-58$117$23,072,48614Focus
15Saving Mr. Banks$107,0207%1,075-585$100$81,454,2188Disney
16Devil's Due$63,152-8%1,290-1254$49$15,084,6853Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Feb. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Nebraska$149,8589%875-93$171$14,240,06812Paramount Vantage
2Philomena$135,70513%56762$239$27,874,92211Weinstein Company
3Her (2013)$124,3962%803-522$155$21,732,8877Warner Bros.
4The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug$110,2668%933-352$118$254,710,1788Warner Bros. / New Line
5The Hunger Games: Catching Fire$80,9244%822-229$98$421,750,78511Lionsgate
6The Legend Of Hercules$43,530-3%598-773$73$18,155,8074Lionsgate / Summit
7The Secret Life of Walter Mitty$32,26811%410-130$79$57,008,8296Fox
8Inside Llewyn Davis$30,4219%214-75$142$12,596,6349CBS Films
9Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues$29,583-4%420-404$70$124,534,2657Paramount
10The Book Thief$25,96329%178-19$146$20,847,07213Fox
11Gimme Shelter (2014)$23,86118%347-38$69$1,280,1752Roadside Attractions
12Captain Phillips$19,8856%245-57$81$106,624,78117Sony / Columbia
1347 Ronin$14,005-5%174-65$80$38,362,4756Universal
14Walking With Dinosaurs$13,442-15%323-7$42$35,027,2157Fox
15Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2$10,3544%220-22$47$119,151,92719Sony / Columbia
16Grudge Match$8,5190%241-3$35$29,376,7326Warner Bros.
17Last Vegas$8,28337%104-55$80$63,858,69014CBS Films
18Tyler Perry's A Madea Christmas$6,37115%16331$39$52,458,8448Lionsgate
19Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones$6,061-11%150-377$40$32,316,3505Paramount
20Free Birds$3,5793%135-36$27$55,533,06714Relativity Media

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Feb. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gloria (2014)$15,167-2%2926$523$304,7372Roadside Attractions
2Knights of Badassdom$7,759158%11-2$705$81,6272eOne Films US
3Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom$7,32463%77-25$95$8,165,41010Weinstein Company
4At Middleton$2,586-26%20--$129$46,4951Anchor Bay / Freestyle
5All Is Lost$1,37510%25-5$55$6,249,98916Roadside Attractions
6Lee Daniels' The Butler$1,279-3%52-49$25$116,629,48825Weinstein Company
7Out of the Furnace$9787%36-38$27$11,330,8499Relativity Media
8Love Is in the Air$46328%6--$77$6,5331Focus World