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, Jun. 10 - Sun, Jun. 12

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Speed$14,456,194--2,138--$6,762$14,456,1941Fox
2The Flintstones$12,660,833-30%2,55544$4,955$81,907,2443Universal
3City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold$11,516,375--2,243--$5,134$11,516,3751Columbia
4Maverick$6,842,888-32%2,5370$2,697$37,640,3154Warner Bros.
5Renaissance Man$4,219,616-24%1,78824$2,360$9,777,2062Disney
6Beverly Hills Cop III$3,349,379-49%2,352-396$1,424$28,730,2963Paramount
7The Cowboy Way$2,822,820-44%1,83380$1,540$7,871,4602Universal
8When a Man Loves a Woman$2,460,692-34%1,324-187$1,859$29,738,3235Disney
9The Crow$2,325,460-42%1,306-500$1,781$32,611,4305Miramax / Dimension