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 Sun, Jul. 6 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers: Age of Extinction$11,625,260-21%4,2330$2,746$175,395,9542Paramount
2Tammy$6,471,581-26%3,465--$1,868$33,306,5891Warner Bros. / New Line
322 Jump Street$3,116,707-25%3,324-102$938$159,269,6254Sony / Columbia
4Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$3,082,932-25%3,049--$1,011$15,252,3231Sony / Screen Gems
5How to Train Your Dragon 2$2,738,713-21%3,297-453$831$140,215,4524Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Earth to Echo$2,554,368-19%3,230--$791$13,567,5571Relativity Media
8Think Like a Man Too$1,427,138-33%1,729-496$825$57,172,8293Sony / Screen Gems
9Jersey Boys$1,424,175-26%2,630-275$542$36,690,9403Warner Bros.
10Edge of Tomorrow$1,087,327-30%1,538-997$707$90,887,4905Warner Bros.
11The Fault in Our Stars$858,643-15%1,865-980$460$115,918,6425Fox
12America (2014)$787,365-17%1,1051102$713$4,062,7212Lionsgate
13X-Men: Days of Future Past$571,490-27%1,044-970$547$227,113,1297Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$487,263-28%686-115$710$22,057,4309Open Road
2Begin Again$337,820-32%175170$1,930$1,794,8322Weinstein Company
4The Amazing Spider-Man 2$152,891-20%28915$529$200,938,01510Sony / Columbia
5Neighbors (2014)$127,620-35%315-195$405$148,039,0559Universal
6Godzilla (2014)$125,213-31%352-398$356$197,902,7228Warner Bros.
7Rio 2$122,155-22%311-11$393$128,872,81413Fox
8Blended$87,688-43%305-170$288$44,180,2187Warner Bros.
9A Million Ways to Die in the West$73,680-47%227-256$325$42,264,7056Universal
10Heaven is for Real$63,428-21%186-25$341$90,541,82512Sony / TriStar
11Belle$53,472-31%123-52$435$9,998,45710Fox Searchlight
12Divergent$46,571-28%184-26$253$150,832,20316Lionsgate / Summit
13The Other Woman (2014)$31,592-28%142-53$222$83,602,71511Fox
14The LEGO Movie$21,191-12%240-95$88$257,186,16522Warner Bros.
15Mr. Peabody & Sherman$15,374-31%111-30$139$111,141,06418Fox / DreamWorks Animation

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 6 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Grand Seduction$47,138-33%91-28$518$2,474,3216eOne Films US
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$44,928-19%410$1,096$3,892,00414Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Grand Budapest Hotel$30,196-28%72-18$419$58,722,69318Fox Searchlight
4Words and Pictures$28,879-29%61-44$473$1,893,1607Roadside Attractions
5Moms' Night Out$17,326-17%96-21$180$10,378,2259Sony / TriStar
6Yves Saint Laurent$15,485-16%108$1,549$101,7022Weinstein Company
7God's Not Dead$11,700-21%60-30$195$60,684,37916Freestyle / Pure Flix
8Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$3,270-18%232$142$8,449,1659Clarius Entertainment
9Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$2,999-4%12-19$250$194,7905RADiUS-TWC
10Fed Up$2,89411%18-14$161$1,488,1399RADiUS-TWC
11The Signal (2014)$2,148-26%35-145$61$588,2054Focus
12The Railway Man$1,678-46%14-24$120$4,425,30513Weinstein Company
13Godzilla: The Japanese Original$107-56%1--$107$144,56212Rialto Pictures
14The Hornet's Nest$17-19%1-1$17$309,5519Freestyle Releasing