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, Dec. 4 - Sun, Dec. 6

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Home Alone 2: Lost in New York$12,425,234-57%2,27443$5,464$72,168,5703Fox
2The Bodyguard$11,109,262-33%1,80689$6,151$35,511,5592Warner Bros.
3Aladdin$10,915,551-43%1,1310$9,651$30,575,0602Disney
4The Distinguished Gentleman$10,611,040--1,933--$5,489$10,611,0401Disney
5Malcolm X$3,771,464-56%1,2490$3,020$22,204,4793Warner Bros.
6Bram Stoker's Dracula$3,608,605-63%2,168-323$1,664$59,000,4474Columbia
7Passenger 57$1,859,487-51%1,751-103$1,062$27,764,0775Warner Bros.
8A River Runs Through It$1,425,285-54%1,043-37$1,367$23,102,1189Columbia
9Under Siege$1,348,143-44%1,445-115$933$57,751,1479Warner Bros.
10The Last of the Mohicans$804,132-47%1,077-118$747$44,448,56511Fox