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, Mar. 17 - Sun, Mar. 19

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fletch Lives$8,045,760--1,479--$5,440$8,045,7601Universal
2Leviathan (1989)$5,029,164--1,393--$3,610$5,029,1641MGM
3Lean on Me$3,623,207-21%1,107116$3,273$13,235,2523Warner Bros.
4The Rescuers (1989 re-issue)$3,609,117--1,446--$2,496$3,609,1171Disney
5Rain Man$2,878,960-8%1,501-70$1,918$80,170,91214MGM/UA
6Skin Deep$2,676,559-32%1,059-3$2,527$9,053,5173Fox
7Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure$2,505,550-25%1,3217$1,897$21,135,0675Orion
8Police Academy 6: City Under Siege$2,381,688-41%1,6270$1,464$6,414,1682Warner Bros.
9The 'Burbs$1,253,260-52%1,124-586$1,115$25,299,0975Universal
10Rooftops$1,111,263--1,044--$1,064$1,111,2631New Century