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, Jan. 15 - Sun, Jan. 17

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Aladdin$8,728,6034%2,33115$3,745$91,393,1918Disney
2Alive$8,624,292--1,132--$7,619$8,624,2921Disney
3Nowhere to Run$8,203,255--1,745--$4,701$8,203,2551Columbia
4A Few Good Men$7,754,158-14%2,146-55$3,613$100,593,3046Columbia
5Body of Evidence$7,365,429--2,050--$3,593$7,365,4291MGM
6Scent of a Woman$5,539,273-14%1,212129$4,570$15,950,5774Universal
7The Bodyguard$4,840,996-7%1,705-101$2,839$75,885,9668Warner Bros.
8Forever Young$4,295,016-6%1,625-85$2,643$29,810,6575Warner Bros.
9Home Alone 2: Lost in New York$4,173,149-6%1,775-391$2,351$114,596,1109Fox
10Chaplin$2,069,280-37%1,08014$1,916$5,527,1604TriStar