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. 11 - Sun, Dec. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Few Good Men$15,517,873--1,925--$8,061$15,517,8731Columbia
2Home Alone 2: Lost in New York$8,300,556-33%2,30026$3,609$80,469,1264Fox
3The Bodyguard$7,427,230-33%1,8060$4,113$42,938,7893Warner Bros.
4Aladdin$7,408,776-32%1,1310$6,551$37,983,8363Disney
5The Distinguished Gentleman$5,434,855-49%1,9330$2,812$16,045,8952Disney
6The Muppet Christmas Carol$5,010,109--2,075--$2,415$5,010,1091Disney
7Malcolm X$1,819,072-52%1,2490$1,456$24,023,5514Warner Bros.
8Bram Stoker's Dracula$1,605,595-56%1,602-566$1,002$60,606,0425Columbia
9Passenger 57$1,032,887-44%1,551-200$666$28,796,9646Warner Bros.
10Under Siege$715,469-47%1,145-300$625$58,466,61610Warner Bros.