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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jan. 25 - Sun, Jan. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$19,000,000--3,372--$5,635$19,000,0001Paramount
2Mama$12,860,000-55%2,68235$4,795$48,647,4402Universal
3Silver Linings Playbook$10,000,000-7%2,641118$3,786$69,464,62711Weinstein Company
4Zero Dark Thirty$9,800,000-38%2,929-17$3,346$69,903,8476Sony / Columbia
5Parker$7,000,000--2,224--$3,147$7,000,0001FilmDistrict
6Django Unchained$5,005,000-35%2,007-509$2,494$146,294,8265Weinstein Company
7Movie 43$5,000,000--2,023--$2,472$5,000,0001Relativity Media
8Gangster Squad$4,200,000-51%2,590-513$1,622$39,646,8673Warner Bros.
9Broken City$4,000,000-52%2,6222$1,526$15,269,9892Fox
10Les Miserables (2012)$3,900,000-48%2,210-369$1,765$137,225,1505Universal
11Lincoln$3,874,000-29%1,909-265$2,029$167,061,83412Disney / DreamWorks
12A Haunted House$3,351,560-59%2,002-158$1,674$35,547,5413Open Road
13The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey$3,310,000-46%1,675-648$1,976$293,248,4707Warner Bros. / New Line
14Parental Guidance$2,525,000-41%1,736-601$1,454$70,867,8135Fox
15The Last Stand$2,100,000-67%2,9130$721$10,633,9452Lionsgate

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life of Pi$2,650,000-21%941-315$2,816$103,490,36010Fox
2The Impossible$1,980,000-20%782-104$2,532$13,341,7556Lionsgate / Summit
3Argo$1,825,000-19%635-121$2,874$117,581,42716Warner Bros.
4Quartet$1,149,000278%163131$7,049$1,689,8293Weinstein Company
5Jack Reacher$885,000-60%888-819$997$78,238,0936Paramount
6This is 40$745,000-63%504-728$1,478$66,348,7906Universal
7Wreck-It Ralph$716,000-45%588-724$1,218$182,468,76113Disney
8Rise of The Guardians$371,000-34%305-169$1,216$100,212,52910Paramount / DreamWorks
9The Guilt Trip$280,000-54%352-290$795$36,251,4546Paramount
10Hyde Park on Hudson$248,877-41%144-50$1,728$5,303,2468Focus
11Flight$220,000-23%263-37$837$93,457,74113Paramount
12The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2$206,000-38%216-90$954$291,060,95511Lionsgate / Summit
13Texas Chainsaw 3D$145,000-89%285-1189$509$34,002,7074Lionsgate
14Rust and Bone$128,180-43%116-52$1,105$1,709,15810Sony Pictures Classics

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Amour$480,96929%6428$7,515$1,814,8776Sony Pictures Classics
2Anna Karenina (2012)$102,774-37%98-19$1,049$12,425,96311Focus
3Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away$86,000-60%96-169$896$12,368,9166Paramount
4The Master$71,000307%3723$1,919$16,128,74520Weinstein Company
5Pitch Perfect$41,000-41%91-34$451$64,965,09318Universal
6The Perks of Being A Wallflower$31,000-40%56-17$554$17,715,05619Lionsgate / Summit
7Searching For Sugar Man$30,4124%26-1$1,170$3,181,22327Sony Pictures Classics
8West of Memphis$22,857187%145$1,633$82,7595Sony Pictures Classics
9Beware of Mr. Baker$21,826--15--$1,455$75,7349SnagFilms
10Holy Motors$18,583--12--$1,549$641,05415Indomina Releasing
11LUV$18,000-78%21-24$857$137,1422Indomina Media
12Yossi$13,208--2--$6,604$13,2081Strand Releasing