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, Dec. 30 - Sun, Jan. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dumb and Dumber$11,828,55924%2,4733$4,783$28,192,0013New Line
2Disclosure$11,731,48339%2,1680$5,411$37,543,7654Warner Bros.
3The Jungle Book (1994)$10,186,66999%1,981101$5,142$15,316,6282Disney
4The Santa Clause$8,169,410-17%2,2951$3,560$104,033,8068Disney
5Street Fighter$7,178,360-25%1,73665$4,135$21,291,7302Universal
6Richie Rich$6,856,97184%1,7480$3,923$6,856,9713Warner Bros.
7Little Women (1994)$6,776,553181%1,57471$4,305$18,292,8732Sony / Columbia
8I.Q.$6,379,611104%1,4112$4,521$9,510,8122Paramount
9Speechless$3,743,05612%1,4040$2,666$11,042,2093MGM
10Drop Zone$3,380,4086%1,762-143$1,919$16,736,7744Paramount