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 Tue, May. 27 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men: Days of Future Past$8,207,674-58%3,996--$2,054$118,784,2781Fox
2Godzilla (2014)$2,689,400-64%3,9520$681$158,475,0652Warner Bros.
3Neighbors (2014)$1,583,660-49%3,266-45$485$118,387,2553Universal
4Blended$1,374,160-60%3,555--$387$19,109,3651Warner Bros.
5The Amazing Spider-Man 2$728,078-67%3,160-831$230$187,839,9094Sony / Columbia
6Million Dollar Arm$624,737-72%3,0190$207$23,328,1832Disney
7The Other Woman (2014)$411,582-48%2,154-900$191$79,015,7315Fox
8Rio 2$233,436-75%1,701-670$137$122,742,1767Fox
9Heaven is for Real$222,960-71%1,720-1173$130$86,813,0446Sony / TriStar
10Captain America: The Winter Soldier$161,168-69%1,373-898$117$254,273,2648Disney

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, May. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$213,222-70%498426$428$4,477,3053Open Road
2Belle$179,430-66%453280$396$4,563,3804Fox Searchlight
3Moms' Night Out$118,253-51%861-185$137$9,101,3253Sony / TriStar
4The Railway Man$76,574-57%600417$128$3,697,4727Weinstein Company
5Divergent$74,570-64%644-347$116$148,182,77610Lionsgate / Summit
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$70,879-59%360-270$197$56,834,08112Fox Searchlight
7Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$62,884-65%674-1904$93$7,926,8183Clarius Entertainment
8The Immigrant$45,173-64%147144$307$684,2902Weinstein Company
9The LEGO Movie$33,889-75%323-32$105$255,089,69416Warner Bros.
10God's Not Dead$30,397-64%245-535$124$59,619,67110Freestyle / Pure Flix
11Fed Up$27,287-59%10247$268$797,8823RADiUS-TWC
12Noah$26,628-61%219-67$122$100,669,4459Paramount
13Mr. Peabody & Sherman$26,514-72%286-33$93$109,797,98712Fox / DreamWorks Animation
14Non-Stop (2014)$13,770-57%153-67$90$91,713,01513Universal
15Transcendence$9,985-57%202-113$49$22,861,9436Warner Bros.
16Brick Mansions$9,972-54%168-556$59$19,992,9315Relativity Media
17Oculus$9,041-41%105-35$86$27,548,2687Relativity Media
18Draft Day$7,035-69%145-350$49$28,599,5697Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, May. 27 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$36,547-19%392$937$2,201,2978Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Hornet's Nest$9,443-69%5740$166$188,9263Freestyle Releasing
3A Haunted House 2$7,871-60%88-36$89$17,199,4746Open Road
4Words and Pictures$7,067-74%10--$707$122,5031Roadside Attractions
5Heropanti$5,193-9%16--$325$43,7371UTV Motion Pictures
6The Quiet Ones$4,292-55%92-249$47$8,461,4325Lionsgate
7300: Rise of an Empire$2,323-66%71-84$33$106,573,13212Warner Bros.
8Accident (2014 re-issue)$968-48%1--$968$8,6351Rialto Pictures
92 States$47523%4-28$119$2,237,4906UTV Motion Pictures
10Bad Words$462-41%21-62$22$7,778,81111Focus
11Godzilla: The Japanese Original$200-11%4-4$50$128,4266Rialto Pictures
12Blue Ruin$179-63%5-19$36$247,5625RADiUS-TWC
13Grand D├ępart$71-41%1--$71$5301Rialto Premieres
14The Unknown Known$50-17%52$10$268,7808RADiUS-TWC