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, Sep. 1 - Sun, Sep. 3

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Uncle Buck$7,822,64016%1,832-3$4,270$23,342,4163Universal
2Parenthood$6,074,938-5%1,3906$4,370$62,684,0845Universal
3The Abyss$5,532,13517%1,5327$3,611$26,799,3214Fox
4When Harry Met Sally...$4,849,36420%1,149-22$4,221$45,108,8008Columbia
5Lethal Weapon 2$4,659,65440%1,61353$2,889$87,624,3429Warner Bros.
6Turner & Hooch$3,840,10027%1,536-15$2,500$38,204,4996Disney
7Batman (1989)$2,866,28310%1,34442$2,133$237,887,28611Warner Bros.
8Honey, I Shrunk the Kids$2,739,30758%1,25768$2,179$70,602,18611Disney
9Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade$2,701,555272%1,049618$2,575$135,314,75415Paramount
10Casualties of War$2,326,728-19%1,482-5$1,570$10,394,4873Columbia