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, Apr. 7 - Sun, Apr. 9

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bad Boys (1995)$15,522,581--2,132--$7,281$15,522,5811Sony / Columbia
2A Goofy Movie$6,129,557--2,159--$2,839$6,129,5571Disney
3Tommy Boy$6,118,764-24%2,18621$2,799$14,146,6072Paramount
4Don Juan de Marco$4,556,274--1,110--$4,105$4,556,2741New Line
5Outbreak$4,006,131-29%2,146-84$1,867$41,915,0365Warner Bros.
6Dolores Claiborne$3,006,555-33%1,2567$2,394$13,231,6693Sony / Columbia
7Major Payne$2,857,085-46%1,9910$1,435$15,114,5953Universal
8Forrest Gump$1,704,996-36%1,125-10$1,516$206,113,36340Paramount
9Man of the House (1995)$1,125,055-49%1,404-408$801$28,859,3696Disney
10Born to Be Wild (1995)$760,095-54%1,3600$559$2,417,1032Warner Bros.