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. 25 - Sun, Jan. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Home Alone$7,268,334-24%2,106-6$3,451$133,162,64211Fox
2Awakenings$4,885,543-36%1,32514$3,687$22,133,2906Columbia
3White Fang$4,762,521-16%1,16759$4,081$10,403,2332Disney
4Dances with Wolves$4,306,517-25%1,3021$3,308$68,324,87910Orion
5Flight of the Intruder$2,759,650-52%1,4890$1,853$8,484,7832Paramount
6Lionheart$2,534,375-48%1,465-20$1,730$14,511,7413Universal
7Edward Scissorhands$2,015,937-39%1,36849$1,474$35,859,2618Fox
8The Godfather Part III$1,792,120-46%1,104-254$1,623$24,107,9695Paramount
9Not Without My Daughter$1,753,420-43%1,054-87$1,664$8,658,9263MGM
10Mermaids$1,405,758-34%1,092-62$1,287$22,577,5917Orion