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, Jul. 17 - Sun, Jul. 19

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Honey, I Blew Up the Kid$11,083,318--2,311--$4,796$11,083,3181Disney
2A League of Their Own$9,175,310-21%2,08424$4,403$39,917,7013Sony / Columbia
3Boomerang$6,705,741-28%2,010-135$3,336$35,623,0793Paramount
4Universal Soldier$5,595,930-44%1,9237$2,910$15,653,0142TriStar
5Sister Act$4,829,728-23%1,941-43$2,488$65,472,8638Disney
6Batman Returns$4,303,307-44%2,052-592$2,097$145,483,1245Warner Bros.
7Unlawful Entry$4,066,818-23%1,450-64$2,805$25,924,9374Fox
8Prelude to a Kiss$3,287,405-38%1,2481$2,634$8,560,8002Fox
9Cool World$2,304,910-59%1,600152$1,441$7,861,3612Paramount
10Housesitter$2,184,015-33%1,365-295$1,600$31,497,2806Universal