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 Fri, Jun. 13 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 13 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
122 Jump Street$25,144,490--3,306--$7,606$25,144,4901Sony / Columbia
2How to Train Your Dragon 2$18,440,040--4,253--$4,336$18,440,0401Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3The Fault in Our Stars$6,359,82672%3,273100$1,943$72,335,0932Fox
5Edge of Tomorrow$4,581,413100%3,50515$1,307$45,055,8962Warner Bros.
6X-Men: Days of Future Past$2,725,46596%3,042-597$896$199,165,6264Fox
7A Million Ways to Die in the West$939,86549%2,413-747$390$34,800,4853Universal
8Godzilla (2014)$880,28751%2,088-1022$422$189,026,2965Warner Bros.
9Neighbors (2014)$805,05078%1,896-778$425$141,458,0156Universal
10Chef$605,10394%1,102-196$549$12,405,5566Open Road
11Blended$564,24540%1,581-1347$357$39,212,4744Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleFri, Jun. 13 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Amazing Spider-Man 2$277,53529%682-799$407$197,709,8297Sony / Columbia
2Million Dollar Arm$211,126-14%577-1066$366$32,878,0055Disney
3Belle$151,17928%338-138$447$8,210,5217Fox Searchlight
4Rio 2$137,966-5%383-319$360$126,389,00810Fox
5Divergent$122,440167%33638$364$149,361,24713Lionsgate / Summit
6Words and Pictures$119,127270%217119$549$790,4154Roadside Attractions
7Heaven is for Real$96,16959%53286$181$89,164,0839Sony / TriStar
8The Other Woman (2014)$85,36759%244-245$350$82,573,9838Fox
9The Grand Seduction$73,30681%104-3$705$1,081,6563eOne Films US
10The LEGO Movie$66,3557%30127$220$256,169,38619Warner Bros.
11The Grand Budapest Hotel$54,81667%149-36$368$57,968,16315Fox Searchlight
12The Signal (2014)$50,343--120--$420$50,3431Focus
13Mr. Peabody & Sherman$45,67929%207-17$221$110,524,66615Fox / DreamWorks Animation
14Holiday (2014)$43,43197%102-42$426$580,8642Reliance Entertainment
15The Immigrant$43,39563%140-5$310$1,577,7495Weinstein Company
16God's Not Dead$40,67723%150-50$271$60,211,69313Freestyle / Pure Flix

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleFri, Jun. 13 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$52,83323%412$1,289$2,870,30411Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Moms' Night Out$21,009-23%81-211$259$10,048,4266Sony / TriStar
3Brick Mansions$15,55144%85-14$183$20,181,8028Relativity Media
4Fed Up$12,519-30%56-32$224$1,297,8246RADiUS-TWC
5Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$9,428--18--$524$40,9222RADiUS-TWC
6The Railway Man$8,103-31%50-127$162$4,289,78910Weinstein Company
7Transcendence$5,94268%58-47$102$23,003,1799Warner Bros.
8Draft Day$5,546-18%53-60$105$28,818,38510Lionsgate / Summit
9Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$5,408-38%43-41$126$8,324,0936Clarius Entertainment
10Oculus$3,8377%31-16$124$27,666,51810Relativity Media
11Filmistaan$1,89831%8-16$237$40,4292UTV Motion Pictures
12The Hornet's Nest$1,102-55%3-13$367$296,2146Freestyle Releasing
13Accident (2014 re-issue)$478--1--$478$13,2004Rialto Pictures
14Blue Ruin$4264%2-1$213$256,3198RADiUS-TWC
15Heropanti$269--1-2$269$62,6494UTV Motion Pictures
16The Unknown Known$120-80%30$40$273,15811RADiUS-TWC