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.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Dec. 26 - Sun, Dec. 28

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Golden Child$10,118,27728%1,71447$5,903$29,545,8873Paramount
2Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home$9,157,16158%1,95670$4,682$45,745,2776Paramount
3Crocodile Dundee$5,860,797157%1,423167$4,119$75,081,65714Paramount
4Three Amigos$5,499,68028%1,4665$3,751$15,742,2993Orion
5Heartbreak Ridge$5,046,43144%1,6470$3,064$21,361,8104Warner Bros.
6Lady and the Tramp (re-issue) (1986)$5,030,70679%1,37520$3,659$7,834,9782Disney
7An American Tail$3,008,20056%1,15731$2,600$24,221,4366Universal
8No Mercy$2,560,75016%1,2060$2,123$4,758,8192TriStar
9King Kong Lives$1,152,507-2%1,1050$1,043$2,325,4492DEG