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, Jan. 20 - Sun, Jan. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Legends of the Fall$9,006,330-27%2,03833$4,419$11,260,0325Sony / TriStar
2Higher Learning$6,122,723-45%1,45041$4,223$8,170,7602Sony / Columbia
3Dumb and Dumber$5,909,248-38%2,56532$2,304$40,927,0986New Line
4Murder in the First$4,719,188--1,237--$3,815$4,719,1881Warner Bros.
5Demon Knight$3,619,905-64%1,7323$2,090$13,639,4602Universal
6Houseguest$3,312,115-48%1,573-31$2,106$15,518,6013Disney
7Disclosure$3,110,857-45%1,720-228$1,809$53,564,2187Warner Bros.
8The Jungle Book (1994)$2,263,249-48%1,696-126$1,334$26,412,8725Disney
9Far From Home: The Adventures of Yellow Dog$2,148,377-49%1,2192$1,762$6,380,2942Fox
10Nell$2,072,031-41%1,210-26$1,712$19,349,4816Fox