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. 22 - Sun, Aug. 24

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Guardians of the Galaxy$17,631,000-30%3,371-326$5,230$251,884,8574Disney
2Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)$16,800,000-41%3,864-116$4,348$145,609,8063Paramount
3If I Stay$16,355,000--2,907--$5,626$16,355,0001Warner Bros. / New Line
4Let's Be Cops$11,000,000-38%3,14046$3,503$45,246,1682Fox
5When the Game Stands Tall$9,000,000--2,673--$3,367$9,000,0001Sony / TriStar
6The Giver$6,730,000-45%3,0030$2,241$24,100,5382Weinstein Company
7The Expendables 3$6,600,000-58%3,2210$2,049$27,518,1772Lionsgate
8Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame To Kill For$6,477,000--2,894--$2,238$6,477,0001Weinstein / Dimension
9The Hundred-Foot Journey$5,562,000-22%1,944-99$2,861$32,750,2043Disney / DreamWorks
10Into the Storm$3,800,000-52%2,375-1059$1,600$38,301,3843Warner Bros. / New Line
11Lucy$3,500,000-36%1,768-752$1,980$113,735,2705Universal

Limited (100 — 999)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Boyhood$1,864,360-6%734-37$2,540$16,526,4087IFC Films
2Magic in the Moonlight$1,331,613-25%787-177$1,692$6,820,9385Sony Pictures Classics
3Dawn of The Planet of The Apes$1,100,000-45%733-529$1,501$203,960,9707Fox
4Get On Up$947,000-51%579-522$1,636$28,711,9904Universal
5A Most Wanted Man$920,775-27%433-211$2,127$14,110,7645Roadside Attractions
6Hercules (2014)$830,000-61%622-853$1,334$69,916,2965Paramount
7Step Up All In$760,000-71%948-1124$802$13,724,0483Lionsgate / Summit
8What If$652,000-24%680-107$959$2,204,4543CBS Films
9Maleficent$573,00055%344100$1,666$237,584,22113Disney
10Calvary$540,00033%240110$2,250$1,627,5134Fox Searchlight
11Planes: Fire and Rescue$532,000-48%589-371$903$56,878,6296Disney
12How to Train Your Dragon 2$510,000-12%353-24$1,445$172,116,96211Fox / DreamWorks Animation
13Transformers: Age of Extinction$385,00087%28377$1,360$243,824,6039Paramount
14The Purge: Anarchy$329,000-48%295-280$1,115$70,734,7156Universal
15Chef$151,624-10%105-17$1,444$29,527,42716Open Road
16X-Men: Days of Future Past$147,000-39%188-35$782$232,750,58114Fox
17The Fault in Our Stars$143,000-25%185-21$773$124,438,18912Fox

Platform (1 — 99)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Love Is Strange$126,552--5--$25,310$126,5521Sony Pictures Classics
2The Trip to Italy$114,00059%107$11,400$221,2802IFC Films
3Land Ho!$85,67083%5120$1,680$362,0917Sony Pictures Classics
4The One I Love$55,126--8--$6,891$55,1261RADiUS-TWC
5Snowpiercer$26,978-37%28-14$964$4,430,5709RADiUS-TWC
6Obvious Child$25,50011%15-6$1,700$3,050,02412A24
7Alive Inside$21,734--16--$1,358$150,1976BOND/360
8The Fluffy Movie$15,610-62%30-21$520$2,821,8365Open Road
9Life After Beth$13,500-15%2018$675$34,4002A24
10A Summer's Tale (2014 re-issue)$7,814545%41$1,954$161,98210Big World Pictures
11Fed Up$286-86%2-3$143$1,538,89816RADiUS-TWC