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, Feb. 14 - Sun, Feb. 16

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wayne's World$15,658,897--1,768--$8,857$15,658,8971Paramount
2Medicine Man$8,915,9715%1,36864$6,518$17,410,2422Disney
3Fried Green Tomatoes$7,058,93015%1,30677$5,405$26,788,6708Universal
4The Hand That Rocks the Cradle$6,880,1326%1,750-9$3,932$37,152,8966Disney
5Final Analysis$6,291,854-2%1,59995$3,935$12,703,2952Warner Bros.
6The Great Mouse Detective (1992 re-issue)$4,126,855--1,408--$2,931$4,126,8551Disney
7Father of the Bride (1991)$3,280,20018%1,574-71$2,084$52,403,5059Disney
8Shining Through$3,180,388-14%1,417-16$2,244$13,265,7833Fox
9Beauty and the Beast (1991)$3,144,51936%1,500-80$2,096$79,011,06213Disney
10Grand Canyon$2,354,398-4%1,144-79$2,058$21,659,4738Fox