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. 29 - Sun, Oct. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Seven$12,378,647-11%2,47231$5,008$26,328,4542New Line
2Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers$7,308,529--1,679--$4,353$7,308,5291Miramax / Dimension
3Devil in a Blue Dress$5,422,385--1,432--$3,787$5,422,3851Sony / TriStar
4The Big Green$4,688,285--2,072--$2,263$4,688,2851Disney
5Showgirls$3,512,430-57%1,3880$2,531$11,625,0572MGM/UA
6To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar$2,948,220-34%1,48931$1,980$22,988,4204Universal
7Dangerous Minds$2,279,223-19%1,578-4$1,444$45,422,7528Disney
8Steal Big, Steal Little$1,761,890--1,080--$1,631$1,761,8901Savoy
9Clockers$1,387,620-47%1,186-48$1,170$8,491,9403Universal