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, Sep. 22 - Sun, Sep. 24

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Seven$13,949,807--2,441--$5,715$13,949,8071New Line
2Showgirls$8,112,627--1,388--$5,845$8,112,6271MGM/UA
3To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar$4,476,060-32%1,45810$3,070$20,040,2003Universal
4Dangerous Minds$2,820,650-18%1,582-201$1,783$43,143,5297Disney
5Clockers$2,640,760-41%1,23426$2,140$7,104,3202Universal
6Hackers$1,618,206-49%1,8120$893$4,791,3072MGM/UA
7Babe$1,488,980-20%1,551-84$960$34,335,7808Universal
8Braveheart$1,420,244-39%1,477-223$962$44,649,11818Paramount
9Mortal Kombat$1,370,146-39%1,489-588$920$41,012,6786New Line
10Angus$1,314,839-31%1,1562$1,137$3,230,0312New Line