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 Sat, Jul. 12 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 12 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$25,501,223-8%3,967--$6,428$53,146,3101Fox
2Transformers: Age of Extinction$6,657,01635%3,913-320$1,701$204,108,4693Paramount
3Tammy$5,065,81625%3,4650$1,462$53,577,8852Warner Bros. / New Line
422 Jump Street$2,622,96528%2,811-513$933$169,940,8845Sony / Columbia
5How to Train Your Dragon 2$2,406,15733%2,885-412$834$150,423,8575Fox / DreamWorks Animation
6Earth to Echo$2,174,32523%3,2300$673$23,046,2982Relativity Media
7Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$1,822,99416%3,0490$598$23,696,5232Sony / Screen Gems
8Maleficent$1,673,73134%2,077-312$806$220,752,0087Disney
9Jersey Boys$1,061,46848%1,968-662$539$40,974,7804Warner Bros.
10Think Like a Man Too$1,008,87333%1,231-498$820$61,175,6874Sony / Screen Gems
11America (2014)$949,49831%1,1050$859$7,492,6963Lionsgate
12Edge of Tomorrow$775,52240%1,103-435$703$94,014,9106Warner Bros.
13The Fault in Our Stars$578,61116%1,002-863$577$119,200,9416Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 12 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Begin Again$1,199,51542%939764$1,277$4,396,2253Weinstein Company
2Chef$574,00071%70115$819$23,725,00010Open Road
3X-Men: Days of Future Past$432,36537%655-389$660$228,883,9108Fox
4Snowpiercer$268,85343%356106$755$2,456,5063RADiUS-TWC
5Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania$165,40934%101--$1,638$289,2051Reliance Entertainment
6Rio 2$162,21731%285-26$569$129,521,13714Fox
7Neighbors (2014)$152,16527%267-48$570$148,550,67010Universal
8The Amazing Spider-Man 2$143,01638%275-14$520$201,499,06511Sony / Columbia
9Blended$140,63033%33530$420$44,617,0168Warner Bros.
10Godzilla (2014)$97,71126%303-49$322$198,284,4219Warner Bros.
11A Million Ways to Die in the West$97,67028%188-39$520$42,576,2507Universal
12Heaven is for Real$60,41934%173-13$349$90,790,21613Sony / TriStar
13Belle$58,03346%107-16$542$10,209,47011Fox Searchlight
14The LEGO Movie$28,77415%350110$82$257,310,95023Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 12 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$54,0142%410$1,317$4,196,07115Warner Bros. / IMAX
2The Grand Seduction$53,29159%921$579$2,672,2577eOne Films US
3The Grand Budapest Hotel$31,01048%63-9$492$58,831,48319Fox Searchlight
4The Other Woman (2014)$26,47322%96-46$276$83,725,28812Fox
5Words and Pictures$20,02454%40-21$501$1,972,0278Roadside Attractions
6Mr. Peabody & Sherman$15,64013%78-33$201$111,221,67119Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7Yves Saint Laurent$13,82037%144$987$152,2703Weinstein Company
8Moms' Night Out$8,83221%54-42$164$10,423,17310Sony / TriStar
9God's Not Dead$5,01459%25-35$201$60,718,78717Freestyle / Pure Flix
10Fed Up$2,886320%202$144$1,498,82210RADiUS-TWC
11The Railway Man$1,454157%11-3$132$4,433,81914Weinstein Company
12The Signal (2014)$1,126-41%15-20$75$596,3745Focus
13Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$671-35%6-6$112$202,2066RADiUS-TWC
14Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$61671%10-13$62$8,456,08310Clarius Entertainment
15The Hornet's Nest$22870%21$114$310,02210Freestyle Releasing