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. 30 - Sun, Jul. 2

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Apollo 13$25,353,209--2,197--$11,540$25,353,2091Universal
2Pocahontas$15,969,825-46%2,5778$6,197$48,191,1582Disney
3Batman Forever$15,322,985-48%2,8930$5,297$135,391,0543Warner Bros.
4Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie$13,104,788--2,409--$5,440$13,104,7881Fox
5Judge Dredd$12,291,536--2,204--$5,577$12,291,5361Disney
6Congo$4,839,347-40%2,221-455$2,179$48,268,2194Paramount
7The Bridges of Madison County$4,412,907-29%1,782-179$2,476$37,054,2975Warner Bros.
8Casper$2,782,705-43%1,906-638$1,460$81,218,3196Universal
9Braveheart$2,444,831-40%1,419-466$1,723$36,538,8516Paramount
10Die Hard: With A Vengeance$2,171,965-45%1,369-567$1,587$52,308,1047Fox