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, Jul. 29 - Sun, Jul. 31

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Mask$23,117,068--2,360--$9,795$23,117,0681New Line
2Forrest Gump$18,200,256-17%2,11722$8,597$96,767,0164Paramount
3True Lies$13,741,443-34%2,510-51$5,475$60,307,4773Fox
4The Client$12,582,854-27%2,365313$5,320$29,757,1162Warner Bros.
5The Lion King$9,946,473-29%2,577-34$3,860$107,738,6986Disney
6It Could Happen to You$8,112,822--1,506--$5,387$8,112,8221TriStar
7Angels in the Outfield (1994)$4,842,706-30%1,879-42$2,577$20,673,9493Disney
8Speed$2,659,336-32%1,437-242$1,851$70,364,6608Fox
9Lassie (1994)$1,555,070-51%1,7850$871$4,756,9132Paramount
10Black Beauty$1,285,820--1,312--$980$1,285,8201Warner Bros.