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, Jul. 13 - Sun, Jul. 15

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Die Hard 2: Die Harder$14,512,301-33%2,433-74$5,965$36,256,9622Fox
2Ghost$12,191,540--1,101--$11,073$12,191,5401Paramount
3Days of Thunder$8,168,248-24%2,3070$3,541$34,366,5883Paramount
4The Jungle Book (re-issue) (1990)$7,708,029--1,901--$4,055$7,708,0291Disney
5The Adventures of Ford Fairlane$6,374,391--1,245--$5,120$6,374,3911Fox
6Dick Tracy$4,826,867-27%1,813-396$2,662$59,657,4135Disney
7Quick Change$4,700,960--1,596--$2,945$4,700,9601Warner Bros.
8Total Recall (1990)$3,217,715-24%1,551-236$2,075$104,857,3857TriStar
9Another 48 HRS.$2,966,530-27%1,428-422$2,077$30,794,7476Paramount
10Jetsons: The Movie$2,850,120-43%1,5664$1,820$7,879,7602Universal