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. 7 - Sun, Sep. 9

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ghost$6,510,023-19%1,7660$3,686$80,269,3779Paramount
2Darkman$4,027,320-36%1,782-51$2,260$12,082,1803Universal
3Presumed Innocent$3,464,921-41%1,41055$2,457$49,862,6307Warner Bros.
4Flatliners$3,201,954-39%1,4834$2,159$30,532,7515Columbia
5Men at Work$1,832,599-40%1,034-1$1,772$8,095,1543Triumph
6Taking Care of Business$1,646,095-42%1,101-75$1,495$11,147,5544Disney
7My Blue Heaven$1,597,075-50%1,190-312$1,342$14,761,5574Warner Bros.
8Young Guns II$1,510,829-37%1,34928$1,120$21,578,0206Fox
9Air America$1,419,540-37%1,203-76$1,180$19,016,6655TriStar
10The Exorcist III$1,400,513-49%1,106-191$1,266$17,124,2214Fox