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. 24 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 24 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$3,312,183-15%3,9692$835$155,688,6292Fox
2The Purge: Anarchy$2,105,785-18%2,806--$750$41,376,1451Universal
3Planes: Fire and Rescue$2,003,304-5%3,826--$524$25,817,8221Disney
4Sex Tape$1,255,722-17%3,062--$410$20,901,5321Sony / Columbia
5Transformers: Age of Extinction$950,022-20%3,224-689$295$231,752,4754Paramount
6Tammy$808,274-10%3,402-63$238$74,747,0893Warner Bros. / New Line
7How to Train Your Dragon 2$619,495-13%2,169-716$286$163,428,8806Fox / DreamWorks Animation
822 Jump Street$539,534-19%2,229-582$242$183,154,0996Sony / Columbia
9Earth to Echo$514,757-8%2,450-780$210$34,144,4583Relativity Media
10Maleficent$496,601-3%1,541-536$322$230,339,1848Disney
11Begin Again$315,627-11%1,302363$242$10,735,9074Weinstein Company
12America (2014)$218,677-4%1,030-75$212$12,338,5674Lionsgate
13Jersey Boys$162,171-11%1,003-965$162$45,137,8315Warner Bros.
14Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$146,250-24%1,491-1558$98$30,016,0673Sony / Screen Gems

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleThu, Jul. 24 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fault in Our Stars$146,218-8%557-445$263$122,220,8557Fox
2Chef$143,098-8%552-149$259$26,499,30211Open Road
3Edge of Tomorrow$124,362-15%602-501$207$97,184,1067Warner Bros.
4X-Men: Days of Future Past$85,840-11%387-268$222$230,877,8099Fox
5Think Like a Man Too$84,749-21%628-603$135$64,380,0115Sony / Screen Gems
6Godzilla (2014)$72,372-3%32623$222$199,317,20610Warner Bros.
7Snowpiercer$57,656-8%211-145$273$3,701,4214RADiUS-TWC
8Rio 2$56,8621%256-29$222$130,457,17015Fox
9Blended$47,6465%285-50$167$45,400,1559Warner Bros.
10Neighbors (2014)$36,8701%230-37$160$149,242,40511Universal
11The LEGO Movie$16,7897%202-148$83$257,546,49224Warner Bros.

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleThu, Jul. 24 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boyhood$153,694-7%3429$4,520$2,400,8082IFC Films
2Wish I Was Here$62,7804%68--$923$725,2401Focus
3Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$56,966-20%410$1,389$4,842,79916Warner Bros. / IMAX
4Belle$19,9914%92-15$217$10,521,81912Fox Searchlight
5The Grand Seduction$18,593-20%90-2$207$3,020,6318eOne Films US
6The Grand Budapest Hotel$7,393-15%46-17$161$58,973,47620Fox Searchlight
7Mr. Peabody & Sherman$7,052-1%63-15$112$111,317,40620Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8The Other Woman (2014)$5,706-1%60-36$95$83,845,26313Fox
9Yves Saint Laurent$4,73318%11-3$430$226,2814Weinstein Company
10Fed Up$3,28690%12-8$274$1,523,93311RADiUS-TWC
11I Origins$2,756-31%4--$689$41,7641Fox Searchlight
12God's Not Dead$1,50333%11-14$137$60,742,48518Freestyle / Pure Flix
13A Long Way Off$853--1--$853$28,3447Moving Visions Entertainment
14Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$576106%104$58$208,0797RADiUS-TWC
15Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return$528121%8-2$66$8,460,17011Clarius Entertainment