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, Jul. 16 - Sun, Jul. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Firm$13,281,416-26%2,3930$5,550$31,218,5143Paramount
2In the Line of Fire$13,056,078-14%2,089186$6,250$36,058,9712Columbia
3Jurassic Park$10,867,796-29%2,557-8$4,250$255,725,0226Universal
4Hocus Pocus$8,125,471--1,430--$5,682$8,125,4711Disney
5Free Willy$7,868,829--1,476--$5,331$7,868,8291Warner Bros.
6Sleepless in Seattle$7,355,423-28%1,65735$4,439$34,766,1204TriStar
7Rookie of the Year$6,632,689-27%1,54383$4,299$15,755,4032Fox
8Son-in-Law$3,652,805-24%1,351-55$2,704$15,519,6563Disney
9Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1993 re-issue)$3,547,160-41%1,578-253$2,248$18,579,8703Disney
10Dennis the Menace$2,785,412-49%1,737-348$1,604$27,712,7854Warner Bros.