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, Jan. 18 - Sun, Jan. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Home Alone$9,526,512-3%2,112-45$4,511$135,420,82010Fox
2Awakenings$7,678,279-8%1,31129$5,857$17,247,7475Columbia
3Dances with Wolves$5,759,5723%1,30116$4,427$64,018,3629Orion
4Flight of the Intruder$5,725,133--1,489--$3,845$5,725,1331Paramount
5White Fang$5,640,712--1,108--$5,091$5,640,7121Disney
6Lionheart$4,882,814-31%1,48523$3,288$11,977,3662Universal
7Edward Scissorhands$3,325,397-9%1,319-53$2,521$33,843,3247Fox
8The Godfather Part III$3,322,298-23%1,358-564$2,446$22,315,8494Paramount
9Not Without My Daughter$3,101,451-18%1,1414$2,718$6,905,5062MGM
10Mermaids$2,142,346-6%1,15443$1,856$21,171,8336Orion