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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Indecent Proposal$14,724,600-20%1,847153$7,972$33,112,2322Paramount
2The Sandlot$4,929,0100%1,7753$2,777$9,847,7222Fox
3Boiling Point$4,006,019--1,425--$2,811$4,006,0191Warner Bros.
4Cop and a Half$3,317,050-26%1,7937$1,850$13,853,9853Universal
5The Adventures of Huck Finn$2,958,174-30%1,767-36$1,674$12,193,9973Disney
6Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III$2,025,796-36%2,042-45$992$29,689,2105New Line
7Unforgiven$1,534,587-24%1,02681$1,496$91,101,15737Warner Bros.
8Point of No Return$1,406,620-31%1,250-106$1,125$19,731,0995Warner Bros.
9The Crush$1,319,907-50%1,332-427$991$8,993,0253Warner Bros.
10Born Yesterday$1,153,633-38%1,101-142$1,048$12,590,3264Disney