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 Sun, Jul. 20 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jul. 20 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$11,059,498-25%3,9692$2,786$139,207,1542Fox
2The Purge: Anarchy$7,296,620-23%2,806--$2,600$29,816,6751Universal
3Planes: Fire and Rescue$4,534,135-31%3,826--$1,185$17,509,4071Disney
4Sex Tape$3,655,409-31%3,062--$1,194$14,608,1521Sony / Columbia
5Transformers: Age of Extinction$2,965,636-27%3,224-689$920$227,002,6084Paramount
6Tammy$1,987,738-36%3,402-63$584$71,050,3043Warner Bros. / New Line
722 Jump Street$1,329,015-32%2,229-582$596$180,512,4646Sony / Columbia
8How to Train Your Dragon 2$1,203,114-25%2,169-716$555$160,776,6046Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9Earth to Echo$921,918-30%2,450-780$376$31,987,1383Relativity Media
10Maleficent$919,659-32%1,541-536$597$228,303,4488Disney
11Begin Again$742,594-36%1,302363$570$9,365,2504Weinstein Company
12America (2014)$484,868-29%1,030-75$471$11,421,0524Lionsgate
13Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$425,921-31%1,491-1558$286$29,221,4653Sony / Screen Gems
14Jersey Boys$355,080-33%1,003-965$354$44,435,2105Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSun, Jul. 20 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chef$335,125-34%552-149$607$25,922,00211Open Road
2Edge of Tomorrow$307,112-35%602-501$510$96,617,8767Warner Bros.
3Think Like a Man Too$270,468-41%628-603$431$63,935,1835Sony / Screen Gems
4The Fault in Our Stars$234,831-27%557-445$422$121,599,4907Fox
5X-Men: Days of Future Past$201,102-36%387-268$520$230,485,3669Fox
6Godzilla (2014)$156,978-26%32623$482$199,019,97910Warner Bros.
7Snowpiercer$137,862-27%211-145$653$3,454,2484RADiUS-TWC
8Rio 2$87,541-28%256-29$342$130,238,94115Fox
9Blended$78,392-30%285-50$275$45,212,8219Warner Bros.
10Neighbors (2014)$72,450-32%230-37$315$149,093,03011Universal
11The Amazing Spider-Man 2$70,402-29%218-57$323$202,084,84312Sony / Columbia
12Heaven is for Real$37,958-29%149-24$255$91,080,55714Sony / TriStar
13The LEGO Movie$12,876-12%202-148$64$257,484,82724Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSun, Jul. 20 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wish I Was Here$140,026-28%68--$2,059$484,4011Focus
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$47,962-23%410$1,170$4,621,71016Warner Bros. / IMAX
3The Grand Seduction$36,101-37%90-2$401$2,936,9558eOne Films US
4Belle$35,147-27%92-15$382$10,449,14812Fox Searchlight
5The Grand Budapest Hotel$15,520-33%46-17$337$58,943,02020Fox Searchlight
6Words and Pictures$13,606-25%33-7$412$2,058,7289Roadside Attractions
7The Other Woman (2014)$9,982-30%60-36$166$83,821,08913Fox
8Yves Saint Laurent$8,762-13%11-3$797$210,3184Weinstein Company
9I Origins$7,633-27%4--$1,908$27,6521Fox Searchlight
10Mr. Peabody & Sherman$6,847-27%63-15$109$111,291,01020Fox / DreamWorks Animation
11God's Not Dead$2,3692%11-14$215$60,737,88218Freestyle / Pure Flix
12Fed Up$2,01265%12-8$168$1,515,79811RADiUS-TWC
13Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$756-41%104$76$206,1197RADiUS-TWC
14Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$42384%8-2$53$8,458,99411Clarius Entertainment
15The Hornet's Nest$14591%1-1$145$311,04611Freestyle Releasing