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, Aug. 14 - Sun, Aug. 16

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Unforgiven$11,374,480-24%2,08716$5,450$33,782,8162Warner Bros.
2Single White Female$10,212,401--1,744--$5,856$10,212,4011Columbia
3Death Becomes Her$5,902,215-24%1,754300$3,365$25,827,8203Universal
43 Ninjas$4,630,243-21%1,95442$2,370$10,519,1632Disney
5A League of Their Own$3,822,246-9%1,888-100$2,024$60,691,0617Sony / Columbia
6Stay Tuned$3,532,540--1,605--$2,201$3,532,5401Warner Bros.
7Raising Cain$3,412,985-45%1,69837$2,010$9,616,8202Universal
8Honey, I Blew Up the Kid$2,500,121-24%1,781-343$1,404$31,965,5585Disney
9Sister Act$2,442,393-13%1,362-230$1,793$79,159,31112Disney
10Mo' Money$2,311,217-32%1,410-271$1,639$24,256,3364Columbia