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, Aug. 9 2014

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)$22,162,059-13%3,845--$5,764$47,764,2201Paramount
2Guardians of the Galaxy$16,947,11238%4,0888$4,146$163,650,6342Disney
3Into the Storm$6,439,224-1%3,434--$1,875$12,967,9081Warner Bros. / New Line
4The Hundred-Foot Journey$4,303,51917%2,023--$2,127$7,966,1061Disney / DreamWorks
5Lucy$3,839,51535%3,147-55$1,220$94,709,2253Universal
6Hercules (2014)$2,361,94534%2,896-699$816$61,889,8313Paramount
7Get On Up$2,196,48046%2,4691$890$21,617,1802Universal
8Step Up All In$2,096,763-27%2,072--$1,012$4,953,0081Lionsgate / Summit
9Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$1,787,64143%2,306-977$775$196,467,3415Fox
10Planes: Fire and Rescue$999,85638%2,280-961$439$52,255,0204Disney
11The Purge: Anarchy$913,85025%1,602-1054$570$67,891,8304Universal
12And So It Goes$509,90842%1,111-705$459$12,906,8593Clarius Entertainment

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleSat, Aug. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Most Wanted Man$983,88666%80175$1,228$9,789,3033Roadside Attractions
2Sex Tape$469,73331%944-1556$498$36,611,7834Sony / Columbia
3How to Train Your Dragon 2$285,89144%526-335$544$169,914,8559Fox / DreamWorks Animation
4Transformers: Age of Extinction$248,82152%580-1152$429$242,716,6137Paramount
5Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods$246,0981145%251--$980$2,382,2051Screenvision
6Maleficent$227,10535%370-311$614$235,910,26711Disney
7Tammy$218,93237%550-865$398$82,614,0706Warner Bros. / New Line
822 Jump Street$144,23332%313-515$461$189,378,0079Sony / Columbia
9Chef$142,25061%242-108$588$28,854,58214Open Road
10Edge of Tomorrow$132,14530%265-137$499$99,181,92710Warner Bros.
11X-Men: Days of Future Past$113,75744%22737$501$231,992,03612Fox
12The Fault in Our Stars$79,54024%223-59$357$123,788,67510Fox
13Begin Again$76,96854%245-482$314$14,226,6097Weinstein Company
14Rio 2$59,804101%166-46$360$131,231,07518Fox
15Earth to Echo$59,32826%217-319$273$37,416,1606Relativity Media
16Godzilla (2014)$53,81241%178-99$302$200,392,76413Warner Bros.
17Jersey Boys$48,26951%150-136$322$46,457,7008Warner Bros.
18Blended$42,32833%144-43$294$46,054,50012Warner Bros.
19Wish I Was Here$38,77141%202-551$192$3,430,6864Focus
20Neighbors (2014)$38,16541%139-38$275$149,913,33514Universal
21The Fluffy Movie$36,85935%156-276$236$2,673,3433Open Road
22America (2014)$25,21626%121-357$208$14,299,2337Lionsgate
23The Amazing Spider-Man 2$23,88750%104-57$230$202,760,18215Sony / Columbia

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleSat, Aug. 9 2014LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Calvary$108,08959%4440$2,457$281,5622Fox Searchlight
2Island of Lemurs: Madagascar$53,47010%410$1,304$5,741,72819Warner Bros. / IMAX
3What If$48,106-3%20--$2,405$97,4851CBS Films
4Kick$39,58435%74-88$535$2,365,0483UTV Motion Pictures
5Snowpiercer$25,57724%71-29$360$4,259,5147RADiUS-TWC
6I Origins$13,55342%88-34$154$297,8294Fox Searchlight
7The Grand Seduction$10,60756%33-17$321$3,266,34511eOne Films US
8Heaven is for Real$10,11140%60-36$169$91,436,33117Sony / TriStar
9Think Like a Man Too$9,14921%31-84$295$65,099,0208Sony / Screen Gems
10Deliver Us from Evil (2014)$8,39442%44-53$191$30,571,8476Sony / Screen Gems
11Mr. Peabody & Sherman$7,00472%36-23$195$111,424,91523Fox / DreamWorks Animation
12Yves Saint Laurent$2,429106%6-2$405$273,6087Weinstein Company
13Words and Pictures$2,39032%12-6$199$2,153,48112Roadside Attractions
14The LEGO Movie$1,47014%17-21$86$257,729,61627Warner Bros.
15Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon$25036%3-1$83$211,57510RADiUS-TWC
16As It Is in Heaven (2014)$13339%21$67$10,3255Embark Visuals
17Fed Up$7330%2-5$37$1,534,85914RADiUS-TWC