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. 28 - Sun, Sep. 30

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pacific Heights$6,912,637--1,278--$5,409$6,912,6371Fox
2Goodfellas$5,881,427-8%1,291221$4,556$12,250,3282Warner Bros.
3Ghost$5,435,6577%1,7660$3,078$96,666,41812Paramount
4Postcards from the Edge$4,101,237-35%1,3231$3,100$18,298,1023Columbia
5Narrow Margin$1,958,439-46%1,253121$1,563$5,586,4992TriStar
6I Come in Peace$1,912,421--1,041--$1,837$1,912,4211Triumph
7Death Warrant$1,882,769-33%1,077-13$1,748$9,703,8383MGM
8Flatliners$1,674,686-23%1,435-34$1,167$37,041,6128Columbia
9Funny About Love$1,647,172-46%1,2130$1,358$4,683,5242Paramount
10Presumed Innocent$1,364,042-32%1,097-188$1,243$55,950,50710Warner Bros.