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. 28 - Sun, Mar. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wayne's World$9,641,720-18%1,8780$5,134$23,918,4773Paramount
2Memoirs of an Invisible Man$4,601,954--1,753--$2,625$4,601,9541Warner Bros.
3Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!$4,475,640-37%1,9580$2,286$11,534,2302Universal
4Fried Green Tomatoes$4,359,130-13%1,3298$3,280$36,154,39510Universal
5Medicine Man$3,528,431-25%1,363-7$2,589$25,663,7584Disney
6The Hand That Rocks the Cradle$3,523,802-14%1,679-42$2,099$44,753,0268Disney
7Final Analysis$2,302,216-36%1,383-166$1,665$18,627,3964Warner Bros.
8Beauty and the Beast (1991)$2,124,074-13%1,346-14$1,578$83,565,56815Disney
9The Prince of Tides$1,455,638-18%1,163-114$1,252$44,501,13910Columbia
10Bugsy$1,370,330-27%1,079-152$1,270$28,269,95412TriStar