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, Feb. 10 - Sun, Feb. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Billy Madison$6,639,080--1,834--$3,620$6,639,0801Universal
2The Quick and the Dead$6,515,861--2,158--$3,019$6,515,8611Sony / TriStar
3Legends of the Fall$4,462,390-13%2,0380$2,190$27,144,3008Sony / TriStar
4Boys on the Side$4,332,880-10%1,444122$3,001$9,141,7532Warner Bros.
5Dumb and Dumber$2,540,008-24%1,779-231$1,428$51,098,6069New Line
6Nobody's Fool$2,369,790-21%1,0070$2,353$22,402,1738Paramount
7In the Mouth of Madness$2,032,687-41%1,53121$1,328$5,474,4942New Line
8Murder in the First$1,464,223-34%1,041-261$1,407$11,609,8704Warner Bros.
9The Jerky Boys$1,416,530-68%1,5130$936$5,808,9332Disney
10Highlander 3: The Final Dimension$1,370,977-51%1,483-111$924$9,708,6083Miramax / Dimension