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. 19 - Sun, Mar. 21

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III$12,419,597--2,087--$5,951$12,419,5971New Line
2Point of No Return$7,160,389--1,545--$4,635$7,160,3891Warner Bros.
3Fire in the Sky$4,012,470-34%1,43513$2,796$10,128,9542Paramount
4CB4$3,837,385-37%1,22622$3,130$9,959,8352Universal
5Groundhog Day$3,676,9802%1,726-16$2,130$53,529,6936Columbia
6Falling Down$3,520,270-14%1,761-66$1,999$23,942,5764Warner Bros.
7The Crying Game$3,347,4180%1,044-49$3,206$32,385,65317Miramax
8A Far Off Place$3,146,709-11%1,62212$1,940$6,669,5452Disney
9Homeward Bound: The Incredible Journey$2,158,183-4%1,534-162$1,407$29,183,0347Buena Vista
10Aladdin$1,895,8525%1,127-181$1,682$125,724,82317Disney