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, Aug. 12 - Sun, Aug. 14

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Young Guns$7,011,393--1,387--$5,055$7,011,3931Fox
2Cocktail (1988)$6,227,319-24%1,46225$4,259$26,221,2643Disney
3Die Hard$5,742,8480%1,713375$3,353$25,296,2255Fox
4A Fish Called Wanda$5,256,3049%1,114498$4,718$12,292,0825MGM
5Who Framed Roger Rabbit$4,349,661-26%1,4350$3,031$57,879,5398Disney
6Coming to America$3,611,470-29%1,481-305$2,439$54,759,4637Paramount
7Midnight Run$2,781,515-26%1,133-13$2,455$16,702,2204Universal
8Big$2,225,217-18%1,171-101$1,900$58,683,00711Fox
9Mac and Me$2,061,464--1,314--$1,569$2,061,4641Orion
10The Blob$1,587,894-40%1,0810$1,469$4,232,8142TriStar