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.
1The Fugitive (1993)$18,148,331-19%2,38824$7,600$64,345,4633Warner Bros.
2Hard Target$10,106,500--1,972--$5,125$10,106,5001Universal
3The Secret Garden$4,291,916-7%1,33213$3,222$8,917,4992Warner Bros.
4Rising Sun$4,038,469-34%1,677-45$2,408$34,427,5214Fox
5Jurassic Park$3,760,034-13%1,653-139$2,275$306,105,70711Universal
6In the Line of Fire$3,419,491-23%1,683-125$2,032$89,642,8727Columbia
7Free Willy$3,090,048-23%1,715-105$1,802$36,112,0356Warner Bros.
8Heart and Souls$2,803,655-35%1,30126$2,155$7,125,9052Universal
9The Firm$2,602,524-24%1,358-243$1,916$59,034,0798Paramount
10Sleepless in Seattle$2,560,778-17%1,394-63$1,837$54,699,3709TriStar