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, Oct. 6 - Sun, Oct. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Seven$10,421,517-16%2,51139$4,150$36,749,9713New Line
2Assassins$9,378,637--2,343--$4,003$9,378,6371Warner Bros.
3Dead Presidents$7,943,778--1,081--$7,349$7,943,7781Disney
4How to Make an American Quilt$5,790,445--1,504--$3,850$5,790,4451Universal
5The Big Green$3,900,329-17%2,0720$1,882$8,588,6142Disney
6Devil in a Blue Dress$3,010,805-44%1,4320$2,103$8,433,1902Sony / TriStar
7Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers$2,462,640-66%1,6790$1,467$9,771,1692Miramax / Dimension
8To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar$1,870,915-37%1,412-77$1,325$24,859,3355Universal
9Showgirls$1,781,460-49%1,287-101$1,384$13,406,5173MGM/UA
10Dangerous Minds$1,708,117-25%1,424-154$1,200$47,130,8699Disney