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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hot Shots!$10,848,182--1,929--$5,624$10,848,1821Fox
2Terminator 2: Judgment Day$8,587,833-22%2,49550$3,442$147,715,4865TriStar
3Doc Hollywood$7,251,854--1,575--$4,604$7,251,8541Warner Bros.
4101 Dalmatians (Re-issue) (1991)$3,617,687-31%1,801-18$2,009$27,018,3344Disney
5Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves$3,318,719-27%1,549-369$2,142$88,279,8908Warner Bros.
6Mobsters$3,057,390-49%1,4498$2,110$9,087,9752Universal
7Body Parts$3,032,258--1,315--$2,306$3,032,2581Paramount
8Regarding Henry$2,876,634-31%1,0900$2,639$19,340,1944Paramount
9Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey$2,748,785-49%1,641-8$1,675$18,414,7273Orion
10City Slickers$2,565,656-33%1,372-444$1,870$69,258,9699Columbia