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, Mar. 20 - Sun, Mar. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Basic Instinct$15,129,240--1,567--$9,655$15,129,2401TriStar
2Wayne's World$7,667,615-9%1,8780$4,083$48,388,0906Paramount
3My Cousin Vinny$7,209,788-3%1,500273$4,807$14,626,5392Fox
4The Lawnmower Man$3,685,746-31%1,30810$2,818$16,794,4053New Line
5Fried Green Tomatoes$2,897,230-13%1,3292$2,180$46,328,77513Universal
6Beauty and the Beast (1991)$1,700,2459%1,157-14$1,470$88,730,20218Disney
7Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot!$1,653,970-20%1,432-353$1,155$18,476,8055Universal
8Article 99$1,569,658-36%1,2631$1,243$4,031,1272Orion
9The Hand That Rocks the Cradle$1,456,259-22%1,292-137$1,127$50,696,57011Disney
10Medicine Man$1,405,093-27%1,091-99$1,288$31,697,2987Disney