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. 15 - Sun, Sep. 17

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sea of Love$10,017,840--1,246--$8,040$10,017,8401Universal
2Uncle Buck$4,124,590-9%1,817-7$2,270$32,017,8935Universal
3Parenthood$3,731,938-15%1,3924$2,681$74,535,1977Universal
4When Harry Met Sally...$2,655,860-15%1,1710$2,268$50,877,81410Columbia
5Lethal Weapon 2$2,206,481-15%1,393-145$1,584$92,427,87511Warner Bros.
6The Abyss$2,150,879-25%1,361-137$1,580$31,815,9796Fox
7Turner & Hooch$1,664,770-22%1,371-123$1,214$41,993,9428Disney
8Batman (1989)$1,472,182-22%1,080-204$1,363$243,137,41113Warner Bros.
9Honey, I Shrunk the Kids$1,012,366-23%1,067-94$949$72,922,99913Disney