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, Feb. 12 - Sun, Feb. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Groundhog Day$14,652,108--1,640--$8,934$14,652,1081Columbia
2Sommersby$9,937,00123%1,710278$5,811$18,041,6252Warner Bros.
3Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey$8,112,51513271%1,7021700$4,766$8,173,1872Buena Vista
4Aladdin$6,734,049-12%1,903-206$3,539$110,844,42812Disney
5Loaded Weapon 1$6,109,978-34%2,01526$3,032$15,312,7002New Line
6Untamed Heart$4,125,556--1,123--$3,674$4,125,5561MGM
7The Vanishing$3,530,278-30%1,6582$2,129$8,540,2062Fox
8A Few Good Men$3,271,338-18%1,352-380$2,420$124,006,30910Columbia
9Scent of a Woman$3,189,145-16%1,208-44$2,640$38,062,1998Universal
10The Temp$2,877,744--1,438--$2,001$2,877,7441Paramount