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 Thu, Jul. 17 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$5,826,776-13%3,967--$1,469$102,952,8441Fox
2Transformers: Age of Extinction$1,761,322-10%3,913-320$450$217,156,8883Paramount
3Tammy$1,302,313-20%3,4650$376$63,648,0962Warner Bros. / New Line
4How to Train Your Dragon 2$896,805-24%2,885-412$311$156,871,8955Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Earth to Echo$816,144-24%3,2300$253$28,719,3142Relativity Media
622 Jump Street$772,663-23%2,811-513$275$175,809,1115Sony / Columbia
7Maleficent$578,929-27%2,077-312$279$225,065,2357Disney
8Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$459,404-28%3,0490$151$27,683,7502Sony / Screen Gems
9America (2014)$340,353-14%1,1050$308$9,743,6963Lionsgate
10Jersey Boys$307,211-24%1,968-662$156$43,233,7204Warner Bros.
11The Fault in Our Stars$233,950-19%1,002-863$233$120,783,0786Fox
12Edge of Tomorrow$212,002-15%1,103-435$192$95,514,6506Warner Bros.
13Think Like a Man Too$200,181-22%1,231-498$163$62,864,3274Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jul. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Begin Again$318,726-20%939764$339$6,725,6663Weinstein Company
2Chef$153,921-22%70115$220$24,811,68510Open Road
3X-Men: Days of Future Past$132,224-8%655-389$202$229,774,6628Fox
4Snowpiercer$88,822-7%356106$250$3,001,4233RADiUS-TWC
5Rio 2$73,795-3%285-26$259$129,935,98814Fox
6Blended$53,8702%33530$161$44,937,0508Warner Bros.
7Neighbors (2014)$50,730-2%267-48$190$148,840,05510Universal
8Godzilla (2014)$36,170-1%303-49$119$198,504,7929Warner Bros.
9A Million Ways to Die in the West$26,405-6%188-39$140$42,720,9657Universal
10The LEGO Movie$25,037-19%350110$72$257,442,54123Warner Bros.
11Belle$21,492-1%107-16$201$10,337,68411Fox Searchlight

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jul. 17 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$60,4659%410$1,475$4,459,12815Warner Bros. / IMAX
2Boyhood$49,610-14%5--$9,922$615,1671IFC Films
3The Grand Seduction$23,396-16%921$254$2,811,7087eOne Films US
4The Other Woman (2014)$10,9212%96-46$114$83,785,21512Fox
5The Grand Budapest Hotel$9,647-7%63-9$153$58,890,64419Fox Searchlight
6Mr. Peabody & Sherman$8,723-11%78-33$112$111,267,70819Fox / DreamWorks Animation
7Words and Pictures$6,501-16%40-21$163$2,017,0808Roadside Attractions
8Yves Saint Laurent$5,8883%144$421$184,7463Weinstein Company
9God's Not Dead$2,66712%25-35$107$60,731,44917Freestyle / Pure Flix
10Fed Up$1,84911%202$92$1,509,92710RADiUS-TWC
11The Railway Man$942-7%11-3$86$4,438,43814Weinstein Company
12Godzilla: The Japanese Original$929--1--$929$145,59913Rialto Pictures
13The Signal (2014)$903-27%15-20$60$600,8965Focus
14Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$432-24%10-13$43$8,458,11910Clarius Entertainment
15Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$115-46%6-6$19$202,9336RADiUS-TWC
16The Hornet's Nest$10318%21$52$310,72810Freestyle Releasing