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. 25 - Sun, Aug. 27

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Uncle Buck$6,725,275-24%1,83531$3,665$15,519,7762Universal
2Parenthood$6,380,724-16%1,38468$4,610$53,706,0544Universal
3The Abyss$4,734,287-34%1,525-13$3,104$21,267,1863Fox
4When Harry Met Sally...$4,056,399-17%1,17127$3,464$40,259,4367Columbia
5Lethal Weapon 2$3,335,582-26%1,560-24$2,138$82,964,6888Warner Bros.
6Turner & Hooch$3,021,348-29%1,551-43$1,948$34,364,3995Disney
7Casualties of War$2,866,498-45%1,4870$1,928$8,067,7592Columbia
8Batman (1989)$2,598,002-24%1,302-98$1,995$233,654,67310Warner Bros.
9Honey, I Shrunk the Kids$1,736,256-20%1,18931$1,460$67,862,87910Disney
10A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child$1,696,495-53%1,114-732$1,523$13,395,9913New Line