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 Mon, Jun. 23 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
122 Jump Street$3,638,450-50%3,3060$1,101$113,549,5752Sony / Columbia
2How to Train Your Dragon 2$3,123,254-55%4,26815$732$97,719,3012Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Think Like a Man Too$2,475,300-63%2,225--$1,112$31,717,2111Sony / Screen Gems
4Maleficent$1,748,844-52%3,450-173$507$187,628,1784Disney
5Jersey Boys$1,472,498-57%2,905--$507$14,791,8691Warner Bros.
6The Fault in Our Stars$1,431,960-36%3,34067$429$100,126,0033Fox
7Edge of Tomorrow$1,202,389-54%3,212-293$374$75,193,9623Warner Bros.
8X-Men: Days of Future Past$791,942-53%2,681-361$295$217,536,6525Fox
9Godzilla (2014)$263,110-53%1,365-723$193$195,246,4986Warner Bros.
10A Million Ways to Die in the West$211,845-49%1,417-996$150$40,514,2954Universal
11Neighbors (2014)$175,590-47%1,033-863$170$145,892,5407Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jun. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$211,103-53%961-141$220$17,016,8837Open Road
2Blended$128,241-49%842-739$152$42,487,1245Warner Bros.
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$85,899-48%434-248$198$199,596,7348Sony / Columbia
4Rio 2$66,410-41%310-73$214$127,442,40211Fox
5Divergent$45,013-39%289-47$156$150,205,04814Lionsgate / Summit
6Belle$42,026-52%244-94$172$9,240,2778Fox Searchlight
7The Other Woman (2014)$34,050-37%231-13$147$83,125,1659Fox
8The LEGO Movie$32,527-32%31514$103$256,728,84420Warner Bros.
9Heaven is for Real$29,470-45%201-331$147$89,841,03010Sony / TriStar
10The Grand Seduction$27,375-57%12420$221$1,797,0924eOne Films US
11Words and Pictures$25,320-56%175-42$145$1,503,0815Roadside Attractions
12The Signal (2014)$21,077-52%20484$103$424,6632Focus
13The Grand Budapest Hotel$20,417-39%112-37$182$58,367,57316Fox Searchlight
14Mr. Peabody & Sherman$17,697-40%179-28$99$110,862,44816Fox / DreamWorks Animation
15God's Not Dead$15,392-45%112-38$137$60,497,12514Freestyle / Pure Flix
16The Immigrant$11,502-55%110-30$105$1,870,4476Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jun. 23 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$29,368-16%410$716$3,272,73212Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Fed Up$7,548-16%47-9$161$1,408,7427RADiUS-TWC
3The Railway Man$7,251-25%8434$86$4,368,93611Weinstein Company
4Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$6,321-49%4628$137$132,2093RADiUS-TWC
5Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$6,203-45%529$119$8,394,7097Clarius Entertainment
6Moms' Night Out$4,951-54%50-31$99$10,171,9377Sony / TriStar
7Brick Mansions$4,304-60%60-25$72$20,289,8229Relativity Media
8Oculus$1,067-47%17-14$63$27,690,54111Relativity Media
9The Hornet's Nest$352-68%30$117$305,3727Freestyle Releasing
10Blue Ruin$97-39%1-1$97$258,2109RADiUS-TWC
11The Unknown Known$66-51%2-1$33$275,72412RADiUS-TWC