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, Jun. 24 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 24 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
122 Jump Street$4,465,57623%3,3060$1,351$118,015,1512Sony / Columbia
2How to Train Your Dragon 2$4,336,15539%4,26815$1,016$102,055,4562Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Think Like a Man Too$2,559,9023%2,225--$1,151$34,277,1131Sony / Screen Gems
4Maleficent$2,315,41532%3,450-173$671$189,943,5934Disney
5Jersey Boys$1,933,40931%2,905--$666$16,725,2781Warner Bros.
6The Fault in Our Stars$1,759,09423%3,34067$527$101,885,0973Fox
7Edge of Tomorrow$1,572,01031%3,212-293$489$76,765,9723Warner Bros.
8X-Men: Days of Future Past$1,043,23932%2,681-361$389$218,579,8915Fox
9Godzilla (2014)$330,23826%1,365-723$242$195,576,7366Warner Bros.
10A Million Ways to Die in the West$255,69021%1,417-996$180$40,769,9854Universal
11Neighbors (2014)$221,60526%1,033-863$215$146,114,1457Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleTue, Jun. 24 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$260,20823%961-141$271$17,277,0917Open Road
2Blended$191,33249%842-739$227$42,678,4565Warner Bros.
3The Amazing Spider-Man 2$98,66815%434-248$227$199,695,4028Sony / Columbia
4Rio 2$92,92240%310-73$300$127,535,32411Fox
5Belle$54,62630%244-94$224$9,294,9038Fox Searchlight
6The Grand Seduction$49,94482%12420$403$1,847,0364eOne Films US
7Divergent$48,7948%289-47$169$150,253,84214Lionsgate / Summit
8The LEGO Movie$41,86229%31514$133$256,770,70620Warner Bros.
9The Other Woman (2014)$39,47716%231-13$171$83,164,6429Fox
10Heaven is for Real$33,51214%201-331$167$89,874,54210Sony / TriStar
11Words and Pictures$29,50417%175-42$169$1,532,5855Roadside Attractions
12Mr. Peabody & Sherman$26,89752%179-28$150$110,889,34516Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13The Grand Budapest Hotel$24,83422%112-37$222$58,392,40716Fox Searchlight
14The Signal (2014)$23,95314%20484$117$448,6162Focus
15God's Not Dead$17,47214%112-38$156$60,514,59714Freestyle / Pure Flix
16The Immigrant$15,54635%110-30$141$1,885,9936Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleTue, Jun. 24 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$44,69252%410$1,090$3,317,42412Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$11,80990%529$227$8,406,5187Clarius Entertainment
3The Railway Man$7,9279%8434$94$4,376,86311Weinstein Company
4Moms' Night Out$7,67555%50-31$154$10,179,6127Sony / TriStar
5Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$7,06612%4628$154$139,2753RADiUS-TWC
6Fed Up$6,260-17%47-9$133$1,415,0027RADiUS-TWC
7Brick Mansions$5,08418%60-25$85$20,294,9069Relativity Media
8Oculus$1,0842%17-14$64$27,691,62511Relativity Media
9The Hornet's Nest$3551%30$118$305,7277Freestyle Releasing
10The Unknown Known$170158%2-1$85$275,89412RADiUS-TWC
11Blue Ruin$74-24%1-1$74$258,2849RADiUS-TWC