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, Mar. 18 - Sun, Mar. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult$13,216,531--2,361--$5,598$13,216,5311Paramount
2Guarding Tess$5,016,430-29%1,61312$3,110$12,081,6432TriStar
3Monkey Trouble$4,523,597--1,412--$3,204$4,523,5971New Line
4Schindler's List$4,353,98553%1,246443$3,494$59,848,43314Universal
5Lightning Jack$3,201,664-41%1,73323$1,847$8,603,4072Savoy
6Ace Ventura: Pet Detective$2,687,518-35%1,747-63$1,538$50,416,6927Warner Bros.
7Mrs. Doubtfire$1,749,677-25%1,244-212$1,406$140,633,14117Fox
8Greedy$1,605,990-39%1,598-134$1,005$9,043,7503Universal
9On Deadly Ground$1,516,936-44%1,424-436$1,065$15,043,2355Warner Bros.
10Angie$1,329,280-41%1,165-4$1,141$6,355,4003Disney