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, Aug. 13 - Sun, Aug. 15

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Fugitive (1993)$22,438,277-6%2,36424$9,492$46,197,1322Warner Bros.
2Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday$7,552,190--1,355--$5,574$7,552,1901New Line
3Rising Sun$6,130,495-32%1,72247$3,560$30,389,0523Fox
4The Secret Garden$4,625,583--1,319--$3,507$4,625,5831Warner Bros.
5In the Line of Fire$4,461,671-23%1,808-117$2,468$84,206,8326Columbia
6Heart and Souls$4,322,250--1,275--$3,390$4,322,2501Universal
7Jurassic Park$4,302,433-16%1,792-114$2,401$299,571,85010Universal
8Free Willy$4,008,006-26%1,820-27$2,202$33,021,9875Warner Bros.
9The Firm$3,435,860-27%1,601-211$2,146$56,431,5557Paramount
10Robin Hood: Men in Tights$3,309,208-26%1,4075$2,352$14,615,5453Fox