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, Apr. 29 - Sun, May. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1No Escape$4,588,736--1,763--$2,603$4,588,7361Savoy
2With Honors$4,328,543--1,102--$3,928$4,328,5431Warner Bros.
3Four Weddings and a Funeral$3,997,944-9%1,002120$3,990$18,984,8508Gramercy
4Bad Girls$2,759,133-45%2,0124$1,371$7,771,3332Fox
5PCU$2,129,483--1,741--$1,223$2,129,4831Fox
6D2: The Mighty Ducks$1,715,985-24%1,561-335$1,099$29,443,9986Disney
7The Paper$1,517,775-36%1,239-261$1,225$24,543,1177Universal
8Schindler's List$1,496,815-10%1,203-62$1,244$87,841,40520Universal
9The Favor$1,487,238--1,029--$1,445$1,487,2381Orion Pictures
10Cops and Robbersons$1,342,236-43%1,596-240$841$7,418,3113TriStar