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. 17 - Sun, Apr. 19

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Basic Instinct$6,652,945-15%1,823-2$3,649$70,007,9305TriStar
2White Men Can't Jump$6,139,636-17%1,882-47$3,262$38,403,2234Fox
3Beethoven$5,929,085-3%1,925223$3,080$19,618,3253Universal
4Sleepwalkers$5,184,162-48%1,91450$2,709$15,201,5162Columbia
5The Babe$5,011,205--1,566--$3,200$5,011,2051Universal
6Ferngully: The Last Rainforest$3,291,597-7%1,663263$1,979$6,840,9352Fox
7Wayne's World$3,142,707-9%1,565-150$2,008$65,104,24810Paramount
8Thunderheart$2,303,700-31%1,0977$2,100$10,135,6253TriStar
9My Cousin Vinny$2,241,086-26%1,084-245$2,067$29,134,8346Fox
10Straight Talk$2,128,499-40%1,325-152$1,606$10,246,9123Disney