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, Apr. 27 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Other Woman (2014)$5,811,624-40%3,205--$1,813$24,763,7521Fox
2Captain America: The Winter Soldier$4,485,096-39%3,620-205$1,239$225,059,2414Disney
3Heaven is for Real$4,453,547-24%2,705288$1,646$52,462,1682Sony / TriStar
4Rio 2$4,322,095-31%3,703-272$1,167$96,389,9003Fox
5Brick Mansions$2,346,441-35%2,647--$886$9,516,8551Relativity Media
6Transcendence$1,155,306-37%3,4550$334$18,632,1422Warner Bros.
8Divergent$926,704-44%2,066-420$449$139,521,8576Lionsgate / Summit
9God's Not Dead$879,415-20%1,600-196$550$52,705,6606Freestyle / Pure Flix
10A Haunted House 2$841,206-40%2,3100$364$14,183,3352Open Road
11The Quiet Ones$766,714-52%2,027--$378$3,880,0531Lionsgate
12Draft Day$719,587-42%2,080-701$346$24,161,0593Lionsgate / Summit
14The Grand Budapest Hotel$647,057-44%1,021-259$634$48,803,1528Fox Searchlight
15Oculus$532,283-43%1,881-767$283$25,223,3013Relativity Media

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Apr. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Railway Man$157,759-41%156130$1,011$895,2913Weinstein Company
2Mr. Peabody & Sherman$154,753-41%468-312$331$108,047,8788Fox / DreamWorks Animation
32 States$113,047-39%1372$825$1,742,4492UTV Motion Pictures
4The LEGO Movie$103,743-39%303-37$342$252,798,44112Warner Bros.
5300: Rise of an Empire$69,389-28%32560$214$105,814,5328Warner Bros.
6Frozen (2013)$61,590-28%227-63$271$400,175,40123Disney
7Non-Stop (2014)$50,515-47%252-108$200$90,490,7059Universal
8The Nut Job$32,333-31%160-41$202$64,165,44415Open Road
9RoboCop (2014)$29,336-29%147-28$200$57,883,00311Sony / Columbia
10The Monuments Men$28,931-44%166-55$174$77,685,63112Sony / Columbia
11Son of God$23,699-14%211-292$112$59,569,9289Fox
12Dom Hemingway$18,165-34%119-10$153$435,1874Fox Searchlight
13Bad Words$11,526-47%114-109$101$7,678,8687Focus
14Gravity$10,404-43%105-40$99$274,052,11030Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Apr. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$37,391-25%370$1,011$1,100,7754Warner Bros. / IMAX
23 Days to Kill$11,502-35%85-25$135$30,610,84410Relativity Media
3Cesar Chavez$11,233-1%45-72$250$5,482,5465Lionsgate / Pantelion
4Joe (2014)$11,012-34%41-7$269$298,3523Roadside Attractions
5Sabotage (2014)$10,710-30%75-55$143$10,431,7685Open Road
6About Last Night$7,473-52%67-42$112$48,637,68411Sony / Screen Gems
7Tyler Perry’s The Single Moms Club$4,646-34%87-27$53$15,968,1247Lionsgate
8Philomena$3,962-44%33-68$120$37,675,70023Weinstein Company
9Ernest & Celestine$3,678-12%20-11$184$258,9609GKIDS
10Watermark$3,133-37%168$196$64,2664eOne Films US
11The Unknown Known$2,569-26%22-27$117$254,0684RADiUS-TWC
12Gloria (2014)$1,778-44%9-4$198$2,092,90914Roadside Attractions
13Frankie & Alice$1,359-39%24-19$57$693,1814Lionsgate / CodeBlack Films
14August: Osage County$1,299-46%7-9$186$37,734,47318Weinstein Company
15Make Your Move$1,213-45%40-102$30$122,2932High Top Releasing
16Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$1,085-46%2--$543$34,03312Rialto Pictures
17Dallas Buyers Club$895-55%12-2$75$27,296,51426Focus
18Gabrielle (2014)$290-17%10$290$4,8042eOne Films US
19Godzilla: The Japanese Original$252-32%10$252$21,8742Rialto Pictures