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, Jul. 17 - Sun, Jul. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1RoboCop (1987)$8,008,721--1,580--$5,069$8,008,7211Orion
2Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1987 re-issue)$7,514,749--1,729--$4,346$7,514,7491Disney
3Jaws: The Revenge$7,154,890--1,606--$4,455$7,154,8901Universal
4Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise$4,622,081-41%1,3587$3,404$12,522,9602Fox
5Dragnet$3,871,640-28%1,282-57$3,020$26,805,0244Universal
6Adventures in Babysitting$3,333,575-21%1,126-22$2,961$10,438,8773Disney
7Innerspace$3,100,218-28%1,546-57$2,005$12,140,6343Warner Bros.
8Beverly Hills Cop II$3,043,394-13%1,313-314$2,318$102,827,5739Paramount
9The Witches of Eastwick$2,804,682-23%1,118-163$2,509$34,728,4626Warner Bros.
10The Untouchables$2,756,946-14%1,147-222$2,404$39,229,6217Paramount