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 Sat, May. 10 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 10 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Neighbors (2014)$17,803,950-9%3,279--$5,430$37,378,4401Universal
2The Amazing Spider-Man 2$15,459,61154%4,3240$3,575$136,181,5172Sony / Columbia
3The Other Woman (2014)$3,676,04530%3,30668$1,112$58,978,1743Fox
4Heaven is for Real$2,705,34165%3,048118$888$72,567,4954Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$2,551,30072%2,701-478$945$243,416,2926Disney
6Rio 2$2,216,45793%2,973-341$746$111,404,7025Fox
7Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$1,616,06460%2,658--$608$2,623,4461Clarius Entertainment
8Moms' Night Out$1,394,08412%1,044--$1,335$2,641,1781Sony / TriStar
9Divergent$722,19451%1,233-406$586$144,525,4898Lionsgate / Summit
10Brick Mansions$655,88235%1,954-693$336$17,990,9113Relativity Media
11God's Not Dead$504,59652%1,000-330$505$57,098,7408Freestyle / Pure Flix
13The Quiet Ones$318,10228%1,133-894$281$7,843,1433Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, May. 10 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$652,45164%770-114$847$53,332,15610Fox Searchlight
2Draft Day$341,79651%820-534$417$27,482,3355Lionsgate / Summit
3The LEGO Movie$214,23780%401181$534$253,511,43414Warner Bros.
4The Railway Man$195,83661%18117$1,082$2,139,9595Weinstein Company
6Non-Stop (2014)$156,93551%23618$665$91,036,71011Universal
7A Haunted House 2$147,00050%526-802$279$16,744,7864Open Road
8Transcendence$141,35141%515-1260$274$22,097,8034Warner Bros.
9Mr. Peabody & Sherman$134,04995%357-53$375$108,823,45110Fox / DreamWorks Animation
10Oculus$104,12933%410-474$254$27,168,1895Relativity Media
11RoboCop (2014)$68,39373%146-85$468$58,464,54513Sony / Columbia
12300: Rise of an Empire$33,12459%191-44$173$106,145,43310Warner Bros.
13The Monuments Men$32,59529%122-23$267$77,932,34714Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, May. 10 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Belle$196,29761%4541$4,362$465,1762Fox Searchlight
2Chef$81,45053%6--$13,575$134,7221Open Road
3Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$41,587-21%36-1$1,155$1,518,9396Warner Bros. / IMAX
42 States$36,11145%59-37$612$2,129,6794UTV Motion Pictures
5Blue Ruin$20,04446%611$329$190,4873RADiUS-TWC
6Godzilla: The Japanese Original$14,02674%1910$738$70,7254Rialto Pictures
7The Hornet's Nest$12,67771%4--$3,169$20,0711Freestyle Releasing
83 Days to Kill$9,15436%42-22$218$30,681,55712Relativity Media
9Son of God$7,69134%68-58$113$59,659,65811Fox
10Sabotage (2014)$5,76349%51-9$113$10,493,8027Open Road
11Joe (2014)$4,68559%23-16$204$361,8175Roadside Attractions
12Bad Words$3,42026%29-11$118$7,735,7469Focus
13Philomena$2,02743%13-9$156$37,700,46225Weinstein Company
14Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$87550%10$875$43,35414Rialto Pictures
15Watermark$791-51%5-6$158$82,3426eOne Films US
16Gloria (2014)$76115%7-2$109$2,104,96716Roadside Attractions
17The Unknown Known$22383%6-9$37$265,1686RADiUS-TWC
18Decoding Annie Parker$85-94%2-11$43$39,8162eOne Films US