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, Aug. 15 - Sun, Aug. 17

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)$25,500,000-61%3,980135$6,407$114,742,2362Paramount
2Guardians of the Galaxy$24,000,000-43%3,697-391$6,492$221,545,8213Disney
3Let's Be Cops$17,200,000--3,094--$5,559$25,607,2641Fox
4The Expendables 3$16,000,000--3,221--$4,967$16,000,0001Lionsgate
5The Giver$11,850,000--3,003--$3,946$11,850,0001Weinstein Company
6Into the Storm$7,800,000-55%3,4340$2,271$31,421,4362Warner Bros. / New Line
7The Hundred-Foot Journey$6,850,000-38%2,04320$3,353$23,360,1312Disney / DreamWorks
8Lucy$5,200,000-45%2,520-627$2,063$107,419,5054Universal
9Step Up All In$2,520,000-61%2,0720$1,216$11,669,3342Lionsgate / Summit
10Hercules (2014)$1,950,000-66%1,475-1421$1,322$67,991,2224Paramount
11Get On Up$1,800,000-65%1,101-1368$1,635$26,900,6553Universal
12Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$1,770,000-59%1,262-1044$1,403$201,682,3606Fox

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Purge: Anarchy$1,750,000-23%575-1027$3,043$71,244,3805Universal
2Planes: Fire and Rescue$1,000,000-59%960-1320$1,042$55,695,7595Disney
3What If$900,000572%787767$1,144$1,105,8552CBS Films
4How to Train Your Dragon 2$540,000-22%377-149$1,432$171,202,59310Fox / DreamWorks Animation
5Calvary$400,00057%13187$3,053$890,0363Fox Searchlight
6Sex Tape$355,000-68%317-627$1,120$37,794,3805Sony / Columbia
7And So It Goes$320,000-73%362-749$884$14,311,4274Clarius Entertainment
8X-Men: Days of Future Past$231,000-17%223-4$1,036$232,471,05313Fox
922 Jump Street$200,000-43%172-141$1,163$189,910,10010Sony / Columbia
10Transformers: Age of Extinction$180,000-69%206-374$874$243,316,9308Paramount
11The Fault in Our Stars$165,000-18%206-17$801$124,162,16011Fox
12Chef$155,000-52%122-120$1,270$29,282,82115Open Road

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fluffy Movie$37,000-61%51-105$725$2,781,9644Open Road