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, Aug. 9 - Sun, Aug. 11

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hot Shots!$8,010,411-26%1,96839$4,070$18,858,5932Fox
2Double Impact$7,574,703--1,735--$4,366$7,574,7031Columbia
3Terminator 2: Judgment Day$6,725,670-22%2,389-106$2,815$159,168,3936TriStar
4Doc Hollywood$6,230,395-14%1,5750$3,956$13,482,2492Warner Bros.
5Pure Luck$5,010,810--1,561--$3,210$5,010,8101Universal
6Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves$2,518,742-24%1,343-206$1,875$90,798,6329Warner Bros.
7101 Dalmatians (Re-issue) (1991)$2,462,898-32%1,742-59$1,414$29,481,2325Disney
8Regarding Henry$1,841,330-36%1,0900$1,689$21,181,5245Paramount
9City Slickers$1,808,803-29%1,140-232$1,587$71,067,77210Columbia
10Delirious (1991)$1,803,059--1,142--$1,579$1,803,0591MGM