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. 13 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 13 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Neighbors (2014)$4,836,0509%3,279--$1,475$58,313,0101Universal
2The Amazing Spider-Man 2$2,904,90829%4,3240$672$151,360,9942Sony / Columbia
3The Other Woman (2014)$971,69435%3,30668$294$63,776,2443Fox
4Heaven is for Real$634,64631%3,048118$208$76,820,7134Sony / TriStar
5Captain America: The Winter Soldier$504,17123%2,701-478$187$246,043,3286Disney
6Rio 2$343,82138%2,973-341$116$113,662,1325Fox
7Moms' Night Out$341,88333%1,044--$327$4,910,1151Sony / TriStar
8Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$236,87824%2,658--$89$4,176,0341Clarius Entertainment
9Brick Mansions$196,52330%1,954-693$101$18,839,1833Relativity Media
10Divergent$163,93221%1,233-406$133$145,366,7508Lionsgate / Summit
11God's Not Dead$138,00221%1,000-330$138$57,937,3138Freestyle / Pure Flix
13The Quiet Ones$61,97813%1,133-894$55$8,112,4813Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, May. 13 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Budapest Hotel$164,85027%770-114$214$54,121,84310Fox Searchlight
2Draft Day$71,09918%820-534$87$27,896,2765Lionsgate / Summit
3The Railway Man$51,51034%18117$285$2,350,2535Weinstein Company
5Transcendence$48,58043%515-1260$94$22,291,7924Warner Bros.
6The LEGO Movie$40,1639%401181$100$253,743,50014Warner Bros.
7A Haunted House 2$34,58710%526-802$66$16,912,2464Open Road
8Oculus$32,43212%410-474$79$27,300,0945Relativity Media
9Non-Stop (2014)$18,83024%23618$80$91,138,13511Universal
10Mr. Peabody & Sherman$18,34614%357-53$51$108,958,30310Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11300: Rise of an Empire$9,63810%191-44$50$106,188,86910Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, May. 13 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Belle$48,80616%4541$1,085$725,0692Fox Searchlight
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$29,14239%36-1$810$1,606,3896Warner Bros. / IMAX
3Chef$17,7757%6--$2,963$239,2851Open Road
4Godzilla: The Japanese Original$12,22459%2917$422$98,5294Rialto Pictures
52 States$7,38849%59-37$125$2,174,1054UTV Motion Pictures
6Blue Ruin$6,72015%611$110$215,4843RADiUS-TWC
73 Days to Kill$2,80241%42-22$67$30,693,15412Relativity Media
8Sabotage (2014)$2,44045%51-9$48$10,504,0917Open Road
9Joe (2014)$1,61772%23-16$70$367,1295Roadside Attractions
10Son of God$1,616-8%68-58$24$59,669,95911Fox
11Bad Words$1,30570%29-11$45$7,740,2109Focus
12The Hornet's Nest$940-21%4--$235$28,6871Freestyle Releasing
13Philomena$59885%13-9$46$37,702,91025Weinstein Company
14Gloria (2014)$40421%7-2$58$2,107,29316Roadside Attractions
15Watermark$387-6%5-6$77$83,6346eOne Films US
16Alphaville (2014 re-issue)$286-4%10$286$44,31214Rialto Pictures
17The Unknown Known$185-8%6-9$31$265,8436RADiUS-TWC
18Decoding Annie Parker$42-93%2-11$21$40,5242eOne Films US