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, Mar. 12 - Sun, Mar. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1CB4$6,122,450--1,204--$5,085$6,122,4501Universal
2Fire in the Sky$6,116,484--1,422--$4,301$6,116,4841Paramount
3Falling Down$4,072,754-47%1,8270$2,229$20,422,3063Warner Bros.
4Groundhog Day$3,617,101-33%1,7420$2,076$48,407,4885Columbia
5A Far Off Place$3,522,836--1,610--$2,188$3,522,8361Disney
6The Crying Game$3,334,743-22%1,093-4$3,051$29,038,23516Miramax
7Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey$2,258,588-44%1,696-88$1,332$27,024,8516Buena Vista
8Mad Dog and Glory$2,012,405-47%1,11820$1,800$5,827,9602Universal
9Aladdin$1,799,183-37%1,308-300$1,376$123,828,97116Disney
10Amos & Andrew$1,701,566-53%1,2330$1,380$5,318,8832Columbia