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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ghost$12,523,2953%1,400299$8,945$24,714,8352Paramount
2Die Hard 2: Die Harder$10,019,244-31%2,325-108$4,309$46,276,2063Fox
3Arachnophobia$8,045,760--1,479--$5,440$8,045,7601Disney
4Navy Seals$6,543,832--1,341--$4,880$6,543,8321Orion
5The Jungle Book (re-issue) (1990)$6,055,527-21%1,92322$3,149$13,763,5562Disney
6Days of Thunder$5,537,495-32%2,187-120$2,532$39,904,0834Paramount
7Quick Change$3,268,686-30%1,595-1$2,049$7,969,6462Warner Bros.
8Dick Tracy$3,116,433-35%1,672-141$1,864$62,773,8466Disney
9The Adventures of Ford Fairlane$2,964,496-53%1,26318$2,347$9,338,8872Fox
10Total Recall (1990)$2,154,263-33%1,302-249$1,655$108,571,1968TriStar