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 Mon, Jul. 21 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$4,206,553-62%3,9692$1,060$143,413,7072Fox
2The Purge: Anarchy$3,323,780-54%2,806--$1,185$33,140,4551Universal
3Planes: Fire and Rescue$1,856,157-59%3,826--$485$19,365,5641Disney
4Sex Tape$1,548,844-58%3,062--$506$16,156,9961Sony / Columbia
5Transformers: Age of Extinction$1,172,266-60%3,224-689$364$228,174,8744Paramount
6Tammy$878,306-56%3,402-63$258$71,928,6103Warner Bros. / New Line
722 Jump Street$647,318-51%2,229-582$290$181,159,7826Sony / Columbia
8How to Train Your Dragon 2$568,217-53%2,169-716$262$161,344,8216Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9Earth to Echo$478,230-48%2,450-780$195$32,465,3683Relativity Media
10Maleficent$460,426-50%1,541-536$299$228,763,8748Disney
11Begin Again$295,841-60%1,302363$227$9,661,0914Weinstein Company
12America (2014)$222,282-54%1,030-75$216$11,643,3344Lionsgate
13Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$215,502-49%1,491-1558$145$29,436,9673Sony / Screen Gems
14Jersey Boys$148,905-58%1,003-965$148$44,584,1155Warner Bros.

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleMon, Jul. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fault in Our Stars$143,419-39%557-445$257$121,742,9097Fox
2Edge of Tomorrow$134,585-56%602-501$224$96,752,4617Warner Bros.
3Chef$129,150-61%552-149$234$26,051,15211Open Road
4Think Like a Man Too$117,205-57%628-603$187$64,052,3885Sony / Screen Gems
5X-Men: Days of Future Past$95,203-53%387-268$246$230,580,5699Fox
6Godzilla (2014)$70,870-55%32623$217$199,090,84910Warner Bros.
7Snowpiercer$59,730-57%211-145$283$3,513,9784RADiUS-TWC
8Rio 2$44,432-49%256-29$174$130,283,37315Fox
9Blended$41,547-47%285-50$146$45,254,3689Warner Bros.
10Neighbors (2014)$36,805-49%230-37$160$149,129,83511Universal
11The LEGO Movie$12,787-1%202-148$63$257,497,61424Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleMon, Jul. 21 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boyhood$143,374--3429$4,217$1,928,7522IFC Films
2Wish I Was Here$55,463-60%68--$816$539,8641Focus
3Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$43,490-9%410$1,061$4,665,20016Warner Bros. / IMAX
4The Grand Seduction$17,374-52%90-2$193$2,954,3298eOne Films US
5Belle$14,006-60%92-15$152$10,463,15412Fox Searchlight
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$6,661-57%46-17$145$58,949,68120Fox Searchlight
7The Other Woman (2014)$5,201-48%60-36$87$83,826,29013Fox
8Mr. Peabody & Sherman$4,849-29%63-15$77$111,295,85920Fox / DreamWorks Animation
9I Origins$3,293-57%4--$823$30,9451Fox Searchlight
10Yves Saint Laurent$3,057-65%11-3$278$213,3754Weinstein Company
11Fed Up$1,843-8%12-8$154$1,517,64111RADiUS-TWC
12God's Not Dead$833-65%11-14$76$60,738,71518Freestyle / Pure Flix
13Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$555-27%104$56$206,6747RADiUS-TWC
14Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$169-60%8-2$21$8,459,16311Clarius Entertainment
15The Hornet's Nest$6-96%1-1$6$311,05211Freestyle Releasing