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, Nov. 8 - Sun, Nov. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Curly Sue$4,957,474-7%1,6340$3,034$15,254,1593Warner Bros.
2The People Under the Stairs$4,403,248-20%1,8500$2,380$9,925,4982Universal
3Billy Bathgate$3,745,961-8%1,174262$3,191$7,797,5512Disney
4All I Want for Christmas$3,645,720--1,507--$2,419$3,645,7201Paramount
5Little Man Tate$3,076,844-13%1,00114$3,074$11,724,1815Orion
6Other People's Money$2,638,886-15%1,2493$2,113$14,879,4464Warner Bros.
7House Party 2$2,099,359-43%1,1850$1,772$11,793,1783New Line
8Frankie and Johnny (1991)$1,721,735-12%1,092-58$1,577$14,453,6445Paramount
9The Fisher King$1,579,200-12%1,050-254$1,504$27,730,3018TriStar