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. 19 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 19 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$14,774,04542%3,9692$3,722$128,147,6562Fox
2The Purge: Anarchy$9,513,510-27%2,806--$3,390$22,520,0551Universal
3Planes: Fire and Rescue$6,607,2114%3,826--$1,727$12,975,2721Disney
4Sex Tape$5,282,732-7%3,062--$1,725$10,952,7431Sony / Columbia
5Transformers: Age of Extinction$4,086,85446%3,224-689$1,268$224,036,9724Paramount
6Tammy$3,119,55436%3,402-63$917$69,062,5663Warner Bros. / New Line
722 Jump Street$1,953,59138%2,229-582$876$179,183,4496Sony / Columbia
8How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,613,89648%2,169-716$744$159,573,4906Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9Maleficent$1,351,64240%1,541-536$877$227,383,7898Disney
10Earth to Echo$1,326,16030%2,450-780$541$31,065,2203Relativity Media
11Begin Again$1,153,53655%1,302363$886$8,622,6564Weinstein Company
12America (2014)$687,72636%1,030-75$668$10,936,1844Lionsgate
13Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$619,67426%1,491-1558$416$28,795,5443Sony / Screen Gems
14Jersey Boys$532,90970%1,003-965$531$44,080,1305Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Jul. 19 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$505,09087%552-149$915$25,586,87711Open Road
2Edge of Tomorrow$475,70048%602-501$790$96,310,7647Warner Bros.
3Think Like a Man Too$456,70733%628-603$727$63,664,7155Sony / Screen Gems
4The Fault in Our Stars$323,31925%557-445$580$121,364,6597Fox
5X-Men: Days of Future Past$311,94558%387-268$806$230,284,2649Fox
6Godzilla (2014)$210,73843%32623$646$198,863,00110Warner Bros.
7Snowpiercer$188,69549%211-145$894$3,316,3864RADiUS-TWC
8Rio 2$122,42332%256-29$478$130,151,40015Fox
9Blended$112,19232%285-50$394$45,134,4299Warner Bros.
10Neighbors (2014)$105,77542%230-37$460$149,020,58011Universal
11The Amazing Spider-Man 2$99,36846%218-57$456$202,014,44112Sony / Columbia
12Heaven is for Real$53,52746%149-24$359$91,042,59914Sony / TriStar
13The LEGO Movie$14,552-2%202-148$72$257,471,95124Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Jul. 19 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wish I Was Here$194,10929%68--$2,855$344,3751Focus
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$62,68921%410$1,529$4,573,74816Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Grand Seduction$57,49682%90-2$639$2,900,8548eOne Films US
4Belle$48,15571%92-15$523$10,414,00112Fox Searchlight
5The Grand Budapest Hotel$23,29672%46-17$506$58,927,50020Fox Searchlight
6Words and Pictures$18,19485%33-7$551$2,045,1229Roadside Attractions
7The Other Woman (2014)$14,36225%60-36$239$83,811,10713Fox
8I Origins$10,48910%4--$2,622$20,0191Fox Searchlight
9Yves Saint Laurent$10,06849%11-3$915$201,5564Weinstein Company
10Mr. Peabody & Sherman$9,40733%63-15$149$111,284,16320Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11God's Not Dead$2,33034%11-14$212$60,735,51318Freestyle / Pure Flix
12Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$1,27510%104$128$205,3637RADiUS-TWC
13Fed Up$1,223-54%12-8$102$1,513,78611RADiUS-TWC
14Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$2304%8-2$29$8,458,57111Clarius Entertainment
15The Hornet's Nest$76-22%1-1$76$310,90111Freestyle Releasing