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. 22 - Sun, Jul. 24

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Who Framed Roger Rabbit$8,919,7324%1,40288$6,362$41,077,8955Disney
2Coming to America$8,886,442-15%2,0640$4,305$39,651,7814Paramount
3Die Hard$7,105,5141081%1,2761255$5,569$7,707,3652Fox
4The Dead Pool$6,015,347-34%1,8310$3,285$15,086,6772Warner Bros.
5Midnight Run$5,506,290--1,158--$4,755$5,506,2901Universal
6Bambi (1988 re-issue)$5,315,853-26%1,4896$3,570$12,532,5942Disney
7Big Top Pee-Wee$4,625,004--1,256--$3,682$4,625,0041Paramount
8Caddyshack II$4,436,330--1,556--$2,851$4,436,3301Warner Bros.
9Big$3,904,483-22%1,276-70$3,060$50,596,0028Fox
10Bull Durham$2,416,510-27%1,019-115$2,371$25,075,0346Orion