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, Apr. 3 - Sun, Apr. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1White Men Can't Jump$10,188,583-31%1,9285$5,285$24,899,7072Fox
2Basic Instinct$10,115,707-23%1,80636$5,601$49,117,2743TriStar
3Beethoven$7,587,565--1,688--$4,495$7,587,5651Universal
4Straight Talk$4,575,746--1,477--$3,098$4,575,7461Disney
5Thunderheart$4,507,425--1,035--$4,355$4,507,4251TriStar
6Wayne's World$4,425,600-23%1,8780$2,357$58,526,4268Paramount
7My Cousin Vinny$3,940,779-26%1,482-24$2,659$23,882,8614Fox
8Ladybugs$3,196,531-38%1,5280$2,092$8,376,9452Paramount
9Rock-A-Doodle$2,603,286--1,278--$2,037$2,603,2861Samuel Goldwyn
10Beauty and the Beast (1991)$1,965,71710%1,119-38$1,757$92,478,68120Disney