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, Jan. 7 - Sun, Jan. 9

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mrs. Doubtfire$11,536,024-29%2,34520$4,919$98,760,9057Fox
2The Pelican Brief$8,569,419-35%2,02214$4,238$49,688,0614Warner Bros.
3Grumpy Old Men$6,413,992-14%1,439195$4,457$17,777,4303Warner Bros.
4Tombstone$6,361,187-27%1,9550$3,254$21,536,1943Disney
5The Air Up There$5,240,859--1,507--$3,478$5,240,8591Disney
6Sister Act 2: Back in the Habit$3,885,429-53%2,002-104$1,941$30,204,7395Disney
7Beethoven's 2nd$3,556,005-53%2,032-16$1,750$21,396,0754Universal
8Wayne's World 2$2,151,760-46%1,703-537$1,264$29,553,4235Paramount
9Ghost in the Machine$901,645-51%1,016-15$887$2,756,0762Fox