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, Jan. 31 - Sun, Feb. 2

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hand That Rocks the Cradle$8,120,4551%1,75937$4,617$23,803,1624Disney
2Fried Green Tomatoes$6,675,76527%1,048375$6,370$13,572,4506Universal
3Shining Through$6,406,829--1,432--$4,474$6,406,8291Fox
4Father of the Bride (1991)$3,820,7961%1,694-18$2,255$46,337,2737Disney
5Grand Canyon$3,628,290-1%1,223179$2,967$16,843,8306Fox
6Beauty and the Beast (1991)$3,276,7601%1,648-113$1,988$73,557,53611Disney
7Hook$3,230,482-8%1,836-201$1,760$107,257,8428TriStar
8JFK$3,185,727-9%1,39525$2,284$36,713,7767Warner Bros.
9The Prince of Tides$3,024,206-12%1,5461$1,956$37,052,8946Columbia
10Juice$2,154,600-20%1,079-21$1,997$12,947,0193Paramount