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.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 4 - Sun, Jan. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Texas Chainsaw 3D$22,500,000--2,654--$8,478$22,500,0001Lionsgate
2Django Unchained$19,800,000-34%3,0100$6,578$106,069,3772Weinstein Company
3The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$17,500,000-45%3,755-345$4,660$263,789,5074Warner Bros. / New Line
4Les Miserables (2012)$16,300,000-40%2,90490$5,613$103,787,4802Universal
5Parental Guidance$10,300,000-29%3,3681$3,058$52,935,0792Fox
6Jack Reacher$9,400,000-31%3,288-64$2,859$64,904,3413Paramount
7This is 40$8,700,000-30%2,93117$2,968$54,601,8453Universal
8Lincoln$5,400,000-26%1,901-65$2,841$144,075,2199Disney / DreamWorks
9The Guilt Trip$4,700,000-28%2,312-119$2,033$31,376,9343Paramount
10Monsters, Inc. 3D$3,900,000-40%2,103-515$1,854$27,893,6493Disney
11Promised Land (2012)$3,850,0002114%1,6761651$2,297$4,195,5282Focus
12Skyfall$3,250,000-28%1,307-330$2,487$296,979,5709Sony / Columbia
13Rise of The Guardians$2,800,000-43%1,507-548$1,858$97,352,0847Paramount / DreamWorks

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$3,600,000-12%7450$4,832$34,660,0598Weinstein Company
2Life of Pi$2,850,000-25%965-213$2,953$91,076,0967Fox
3The Impossible$2,500,0001269%572557$4,371$3,157,0293Lionsgate / Summit

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Zero Dark Thirty$2,600,000722%6055$43,333$4,310,1323Sony / Columbia