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, Mar. 29 - Sun, Mar. 31

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G.I. Joe: Retaliation$41,200,000--3,719--$11,078$51,706,8751Paramount
2The Croods$26,500,000-39%4,06519$6,519$88,682,0772Fox / DreamWorks Animation
3Tyler Perry's Temptation$22,300,000--2,047--$10,894$22,300,0001Lionsgate
4Olympus Has Fallen$14,000,000-54%3,1068$4,507$54,742,6692FilmDistrict
5Oz: The Great and Powerful$11,605,000-46%3,324-481$3,491$198,277,4004Disney
6The Host (2013)$11,002,000--3,202--$3,436$11,002,0001Open Road
7The Call$4,800,000-46%2,439-68$1,968$39,480,2163Sony / TriStar
8Admission$3,252,977-47%2,1611$1,505$11,761,8552Focus
9Spring Breakers$2,758,000-43%1,379275$2,000$10,058,2893A24
10The Incredible Burt Wonderstone$1,300,000-70%1,575-1585$825$20,586,6213Warner Bros. / New Line
11Identity Thief$1,100,000-58%1,082-1084$1,017$129,917,8908Universal
12Jack the Giant Slayer$965,000-67%1,080-1480$894$61,345,3225Warner Bros. / New Line

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silver Linings Playbook$878,000-45%752-292$1,168$128,689,63620Weinstein Company
2Snitch (2013)$490,000-74%746-1061$657$41,399,4026Lionsgate / Summit
3Life of Pi$408,000-43%340-149$1,200$123,301,86519Fox
4Safe Haven$370,000-67%550-729$673$69,793,6827Relativity Media
5Quartet$368,000-36%302-123$1,219$16,585,39312Weinstein Company
621 And Over$285,000-72%344-790$828$24,934,3125Relativity Media
7Escape From Planet Earth$231,000-52%977-517$236$53,922,9797Weinstein Company
8The Gatekeepers$211,83424%10511$2,017$1,879,8469Sony Pictures Classics
9Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters$180,000-13%202-7$891$55,217,24410Paramount
10Stoker$178,000-50%194-81$918$1,477,0015Fox Searchlight
11Django Unchained$176,000-38%233-63$755$162,318,81314Weinstein Company
12A Good Day to Die Hard$161,000-50%209-239$770$66,553,1097Fox
13Emperor$140,800-50%136-101$1,035$2,882,6294Roadside Attractions
14Warm Bodies$137,000-42%162-137$846$65,260,2749Lionsgate / Summit
15Mama$70,000-25%123-7$569$71,584,41511Universal
16Rise of The Guardians$64,000-38%134-28$478$103,294,39419Paramount / DreamWorks
17Dark Skies$57,000-69%101-104$564$17,131,1146Weinstein / Dimension

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Place Beyond the Pines$270,184--4--$67,546$270,1841Focus
2No (2013)$246,23425%7010$3,518$1,324,9847Sony Pictures Classics
3Ginger & Rosa$159,00061%7844$2,038$368,0573A24
4From Up on Poppy Hill$121,098103%2418$5,046$285,7933GKIDS
5On the Road$120,00017%7735$1,558$429,76615IFC Films
6The Sapphires$72,37989%128$6,032$126,9682Weinstein Company
7Renoir$63,663--6--$10,611$63,6631IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
8Starbuck$51,068229%1714$3,004$3,528,9262eOne Films US
9The Impossible$42,000-45%86-37$488$18,815,45115Lionsgate / Summit
10Room 237$36,000--2--$18,000$36,0001IFC Midnight
11Dead Man Down$29,000-91%75-537$387$10,764,9904FilmDistrict
12Blancanieves$25,102--4--$6,276$25,1021Cohen Media Group
13Wrong$17,964--16--$1,123$17,9641Drafthouse Films
14Somebody Up There Likes Me (2013)$17,565173%31$5,855$77,0954Tribeca Film
15Reality$12,400--4--$3,100$33,8263Oscilloscope
16Bless Me, Ultima$12,114-47%11-10$1,101$1,537,3626Arenas Entertainment
17Parker$12,000-49%36-19$333$17,608,74410FilmDistrict
18Upside Down$9,146-65%19-20$481$92,1963Millennium Entertainment