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. 22 - Sun, Jan. 24

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Aladdin$7,438,690-15%2,289-42$3,250$90,103,2789Disney
2A Few Good Men$6,125,195-21%2,100-46$2,917$109,131,7897Columbia
3Alive$5,909,826-31%1,235103$4,785$14,534,1182Disney
4Scent of a Woman$4,745,211-14%1,24432$3,814$22,791,5295Universal
5Nowhere to Run$4,305,712-48%1,77631$2,424$12,508,9672Columbia
6Aspen Extreme$3,342,613--1,455--$2,297$3,342,6131Disney
7The Bodyguard$3,066,948-37%1,540-165$1,992$78,952,9149Warner Bros.
8Body of Evidence$3,023,275-59%2,0500$1,475$10,388,7042MGM
9Forever Young$2,294,381-47%1,461-164$1,570$32,105,0386Warner Bros.
10Home Alone 2: Lost in New York$2,187,383-48%1,435-340$1,524$116,783,49310Fox