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. 28 - Sun, Jan. 30

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mrs. Doubtfire$7,742,001-12%2,249-41$3,442$115,301,02410Fox
2Philadelphia$7,316,408-17%1,562267$4,684$18,402,3506TriStar
3Grumpy Old Men$5,076,733-11%1,72549$2,943$35,315,6926Warner Bros.
4Blink$4,410,077--1,527--$2,888$4,410,0771New Line
5Intersection$4,001,350-49%1,3000$3,078$11,819,8522Paramount
6Iron Will$3,174,710-23%1,862-174$1,705$12,602,2363Disney
7The Pelican Brief$2,826,155-24%1,730-79$1,634$62,024,6577Warner Bros.
8Shadowlands$2,442,036-23%1,02322$2,387$13,379,3915Savoy
9Tombstone$2,381,638-28%1,709-108$1,394$31,878,1006Disney
10The Air Up There$1,933,704-33%1,506-196$1,284$14,665,3224Disney