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, May. 3 - Sun, May. 5

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Oscar$4,164,218-18%1,3913$2,994$9,255,2452Disney
2One Good Cop$3,360,277--1,353--$2,484$3,360,2771Disney
3A Kiss Before Dying$3,068,580-29%1,54219$1,990$7,416,7452Universal
4Toy Soldiers$3,005,880-28%1,3544$2,220$7,188,1802TriStar
5Out for Justice$2,768,639-31%1,791-213$1,546$24,319,5974Warner Bros.
6The Silence of the Lambs$2,540,581-2%1,619-8$1,569$72,668,85412Orion
7Mortal Thoughts$2,020,049-37%1,1900$1,698$11,312,4693Columbia
8Dances with Wolves$1,838,329-11%1,478-119$1,244$121,069,45624Orion
9Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II$1,672,384-30%1,850-407$904$55,250,3127New Line
10Sleeping with the Enemy$1,101,281-21%1,079-200$1,021$58,663,89113Fox