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, May. 8 - Sun, May. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Basic Instinct$4,013,756-1%1,88438$2,130$89,151,1808TriStar
2White Men Can't Jump$2,692,398-4%1,815136$1,483$48,381,5277Fox
3Beethoven$2,440,695-5%1,892-28$1,290$29,670,4556Universal
4Folks!$1,507,898-31%1,4020$1,076$3,685,4162Fox
5Wayne's World$1,480,980-8%1,236-21$1,198$70,524,23113Paramount
6Split Second$1,423,670-37%1,080-5$1,318$3,673,6702Interstar
7Sleepwalkers$1,259,607-20%1,291-222$976$21,189,8315Columbia
8The Babe$1,232,395-9%1,433-131$860$10,607,0204Universal
9Ferngully: The Last Rainforest$1,114,146-16%1,459-60$764$12,089,0115Fox
10Thunderheart$1,111,11015%1,00193$1,110$13,778,1406TriStar