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, Aug. 25 - Sun, Aug. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mortal Kombat$10,309,925-56%2,628207$3,923$33,593,8122New Line
2Desperado$7,910,446--2,027--$3,903$7,910,4461Sony / Columbia
3Dangerous Minds$7,776,432-23%1,57824$4,928$32,852,7683Disney
4A Walk in the Clouds$5,487,398-27%1,7500$3,136$22,546,3973Fox
5Lord of Illusions$4,800,258--1,533--$3,131$4,800,2581MGM/UA
6Something to Talk About$3,913,351-30%1,767-20$2,215$28,729,0234Warner Bros.
7Babe$3,693,515-28%1,780-10$2,075$24,301,4704Universal
8Waterworld$3,548,155-33%2,197-216$1,615$52,083,7155Universal
9Apollo 13$2,570,116-29%1,482-337$1,734$157,887,0649Universal
10The Net$2,414,060-35%1,506-299$1,603$28,898,9285Sony / Columbia