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, Jun. 5 - Sun, Jun. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Patriot Games$18,511,191--2,365--$7,827$18,511,1911Paramount
2Sister Act$11,237,706-6%1,742312$6,451$23,132,2932Disney
3Lethal Weapon 3$9,035,802-41%2,56858$3,519$62,891,7464Warner Bros.
4Far and Away$5,605,630-25%1,820223$3,080$26,068,2903Universal
5Encino Man$4,118,282-36%2,09019$1,970$20,398,5973Disney
6AlienĀ³$4,011,555-52%2,040-187$1,966$35,518,7493Fox
7Class Act$3,421,827--1,148--$2,981$3,421,8271Warner Bros.
8Basic Instinct$1,511,397-36%1,313-211$1,151$103,850,97712TriStar
9Beethoven$1,008,940-26%1,140-280$885$36,691,94010Universal