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, Jun. 9 - Sun, Jun. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Congo$24,642,539--2,649--$9,303$24,642,5391Paramount
2Casper$10,928,531-19%2,75636$3,965$54,991,8903Universal
3The Bridges of Madison County$9,344,123-11%1,982177$4,714$19,863,3802Warner Bros.
4Die Hard: With A Vengeance$6,619,186-29%2,57961$2,567$41,998,2814Fox
5Braveheart$5,489,172-27%2,0350$2,697$25,930,3383Paramount
6Crimson Tide$5,109,560-22%2,148-235$2,379$41,788,0045Disney
7Forget Paris$2,526,303-28%1,6090$1,570$19,569,3344Sony / Columbia
8While You Were Sleeping$2,388,885-21%1,446-135$1,652$50,459,5058Disney
9Johnny Mnemonic$1,575,721-51%1,662-373$948$15,250,1243Sony / TriStar
10Mad Love (1995)$1,228,641-49%1,356-144$906$10,443,4313Disney