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. 25 - Sun, Dec. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Few Good Men$13,608,07122%2,112187$6,443$51,440,3193Columbia
2Aladdin$13,381,92685%2,255753$5,934$58,590,7525Disney
3Home Alone 2: Lost in New York$9,117,09134%2,45096$3,721$96,397,3366Fox
4The Bodyguard$8,775,10461%1,8060$4,859$57,147,7925Warner Bros.
5Forever Young$7,678,87737%1,7100$4,491$13,288,7522Warner Bros.
6Hoffa$6,406,012--1,066--$6,009$6,406,0121Fox
7Trespass (1992)$5,012,669--1,022--$4,905$5,012,6691Universal
8The Distinguished Gentleman$4,262,78015%1,859-125$2,293$24,023,5374Disney
9Leap of Faith$4,052,60626%1,59743$2,538$7,275,3742Paramount
10Toys$3,978,283-17%1,29422$3,074$8,788,3102Fox