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, Dec. 28 - Sun, Dec. 30

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Home Alone$25,148,406143%2,14133$11,746$103,454,4457Fox
2The Godfather Part III$13,552,868--1,901--$7,129$19,940,6401Paramount
3Dances with Wolves$11,898,621101%1,26915$9,376$45,342,9276Orion
4Kindergarten Cop$10,965,90738%1,92212$5,705$27,102,3752Universal
5Edward Scissorhands$9,263,51354%1,10922$8,353$21,762,2614Fox
6Three Men and a Little Lady$7,215,698105%1,5780$4,573$45,167,7376Disney
7Misery$6,057,44847%1,3299$4,558$31,369,8105Columbia
8Look Who's Talking Too$5,947,50040%1,6259$3,660$14,048,1403TriStar
9The Bonfire of the Vanities$5,065,41120%1,39522$3,631$9,281,4742Warner Bros.
10The Rescuers Down Under$3,724,444144%1,4870$2,505$17,478,1237Disney