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, Aug. 2 - Sun, Aug. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12 Guns$27,361,000--3,025--$9,045$27,361,0001Universal
2The Wolverine$21,725,000-59%3,9240$5,536$95,038,8502Fox
3The Smurfs 2$18,200,000--3,866--$4,708$27,760,8711Sony / Columbia
4The Conjuring$13,660,000-38%3,11593$4,385$108,589,7533Warner Bros. / New Line
5Despicable Me 2$10,400,000-37%3,207-269$3,243$326,677,4655Universal
6Grown Ups 2$8,100,000-30%3,075-183$2,634$116,350,2064Sony / Columbia
7Turbo$6,400,000-53%2,985-824$2,144$69,478,6433Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8Red 2$5,650,000-39%2,755-261$2,051$45,153,1393Lionsgate / Summit
9The Heat$4,725,000-32%2,074-310$2,278$149,566,0626Fox
10Pacific Rim$4,570,000-41%1,803-799$2,535$92,960,7184Warner Bros.
11The Way, Way Back$2,850,000-17%1,001115$2,847$13,672,3275Fox Searchlight
12Fruitvale Station$2,700,000-41%1,08622$2,486$10,951,9044Weinstein Company
13R.I.P.D.$2,376,000-61%1,703-1147$1,395$30,448,2403Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1World War Z$1,815,000-35%912-528$1,990$195,888,9627Paramount
2Monsters University$1,436,000-50%879-591$1,634$258,597,6917Disney
3The Lone Ranger$627,000-63%553-714$1,134$86,731,7075Disney
4The To Do List$622,000-61%585-6$1,063$3,084,8642CBS Films
5Star Trek Into Darkness$465,00086%300120$1,550$226,209,02712Paramount
620 Feet from Stardom$301,855-19%135-12$2,236$3,498,1848RADiUS-TWC
7Now You See Me$272,000-5%206-9$1,320$115,440,13610Lionsgate / Summit
8Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain$256,000-65%214-284$1,196$32,017,4435Lionsgate / Summit
9Fast & Furious 6$224,000-28%230-37$974$238,015,13011Universal
10Epic$211,000-33%225-64$938$106,633,57711Fox
11Before Midnight$170,29451%226148$754$7,824,84411Sony Pictures Classics
12The Croods$140,000-22%162-32$864$186,650,21120Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13The Purge$87,000-26%132-25$659$64,420,9059Universal

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blue Jasmine$2,022,074230%5044$40,441$3,008,4932Sony Pictures Classics
2The Spectacular Now$200,181--4--$50,045$200,1811A24
3I'm So Excited$121,515-16%9923$1,227$1,098,7736Sony Pictures Classics
4The Attack$98,153-8%440$2,231$1,208,5677Cohen Media Group
5Unfinished Song$86,000-24%68-14$1,265$1,407,3077Weinstein Company
6Mud$62,350-20%62-11$1,006$21,473,58315Roadside Attractions
7Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$55,670-25%58-19$960$4,100,5119Roadside Attractions
8Only God Forgives$53,205-55%45-36$1,182$701,5563RADiUS-TWC
9Girl Most Likely$44,280-77%36-191$1,230$1,352,4413Roadside Attractions
10The Artist and the Model$16,937--2--$8,469$16,9371Cohen Media Group
11The Canyons$15,200--1--$15,200$15,2001IFC Films
12Pain and Gain$8,000-46%20-15$400$49,785,70615Paramount
13Our Children$5,500--1--$5,500$5,5001Distrib Films
14Tiny Times$3,500-72%30$1,167$21,3652China Lion Film
15Stuck in Love$717-54%10$717$73,5315Millennium Entertainment