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, Jul. 5 - Sun, Jul. 7

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Terminator 2: Judgment Day$31,765,218--2,274--$13,969$52,306,7151TriStar
2The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear$11,628,880-44%2,3780$4,890$32,446,0192Paramount
3Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves$10,343,849-21%2,3690$4,366$67,313,8784Warner Bros.
4City Slickers$8,200,660-8%2,17163$3,777$52,199,3665Columbia
5Problem Child 2$5,372,880--1,464--$3,670$5,372,8801Universal
6The Rocketeer$5,284,370-27%1,886-17$2,802$22,094,8763Disney
7Dying Young$3,177,101-32%1,522-30$2,087$17,588,7373Fox
8Backdraft$2,810,610-23%1,503-326$1,870$47,428,0377Universal
9Soapdish$2,637,75930%1,080-149$2,442$21,745,5886Paramount
10What About Bob?$1,427,486-25%1,4710$970$41,359,4828Disney