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, May. 6 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man 2$6,239,73121%4,324--$1,443$103,016,3491Sony / Columbia
2The Other Woman (2014)$1,535,44148%3,23833$474$50,128,9932Fox
3Heaven is for Real$848,15541%2,930225$289$66,952,3523Sony / TriStar
4Captain America: The Winter Soldier$664,00530%3,179-441$209$238,330,5855Disney
5Rio 2$441,53731%3,314-389$133$107,361,8214Fox
6Brick Mansions$392,87833%2,6470$148$16,316,4802Relativity Media
7God's Not Dead$199,39530%1,330-270$150$55,914,6027Freestyle / Pure Flix
8Divergent$194,27233%1,639-427$119$143,008,9717Lionsgate / Summit
10The Quiet Ones$161,24823%2,0270$80$7,048,1212Lionsgate
11Transcendence$150,97330%1,775-1680$85$21,633,3343Warner Bros.
12Draft Day$133,73625%1,354-726$99$26,666,8764Lionsgate / Summit
13A Haunted House 2$106,1338%1,328-982$80$16,329,0203Open Road

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, May. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$203,74930%884-137$230$51,909,8259Fox Searchlight
3Oculus$83,58020%884-997$95$26,855,3164Relativity Media
4The Railway Man$52,51723%1648$320$1,724,6384Weinstein Company
5The LEGO Movie$21,69848%220-83$99$253,143,24613Warner Bros.
6Mr. Peabody & Sherman$18,7094%410-58$46$108,584,8209Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7Non-Stop (2014)$17,54035%218-34$80$90,746,71510Universal
8300: Rise of an Empire$14,85115%235-90$63$16,063,9899Warner Bros.
9Son of God$3,95811%126-85$31$59,639,09110Fox
10The Nut Job$3,59127%101-59$36$64,245,18616Open Road

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, May. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$22,12323%370$598$1,366,6285Warner Bros. / IMAX
22 States$16,499103%96-41$172$2,048,0303UTV Motion Pictures
3Belle$10,49611%4--$2,624$126,5071Fox Searchlight
4Blue Ruin$8,4973%60--$142$138,2302RADiUS-TWC
5Walk of Shame$5,99737%51--$118$50,1411Focus World
6Cesar Chavez$5,0962%9752$53$5,560,9426Lionsgate / Pantelion
7Dom Hemingway$3,82031%47-72$81$503,0405Fox Searchlight
8Joe (2014)$3,78550%39-2$97$348,1004Roadside Attractions
9Sabotage (2014)$3,36311%60-15$56$10,478,0816Open Road
10Bad Words$3,06787%40-74$77$7,723,8638Focus
11Gloria (2014)$2,978967%90$331$2,102,94915Roadside Attractions
123 Days to Kill$2,79030%64-21$44$30,660,48111Relativity Media
13Godzilla: The Japanese Original$2,12014%1211$177$44,8643Rialto Pictures
14Gravity$2,06324%65-40$32$274,088,67831Warner Bros.
15Philomena$1,34446%22-11$61$37,694,27624Weinstein Company
16Decoding Annie Parker$1,184-88%13--$91$27,5561eOne Films US
17The Unknown Known$88035%15-7$59$264,1445RADiUS-TWC
18Watermark$72115%11-5$66$78,1485eOne Films US
19Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$2588%1-1$258$41,00213Rialto Pictures
20August: Osage County$12218%3-4$41$37,738,62519Weinstein Company