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, May. 20 - Sun, May. 22

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Maverick$17,248,545--2,537--$6,799$17,248,5451Warner Bros.
2The Crow$7,921,491-33%2,119546$3,738$19,695,8232Miramax / Dimension
3When a Man Loves a Woman$6,515,896-31%1,486188$4,385$16,609,6082Disney
4Crooklyn$2,458,140-42%1,0352$2,375$6,667,6152Universal
5Four Weddings and a Funeral$1,912,615-31%1,045-24$1,830$27,315,90311Gramercy
6With Honors$1,609,039-44%1,191-31$1,351$12,567,8774Warner Bros.
73 Ninjas Kick Back$1,502,524-45%2,005-38$749$7,770,9033TriStar
8No Escape$811,006-53%1,277-395$635$10,262,7564Savoy
9Clean Slate$694,525-54%1,427-47$487$5,329,2573MGM