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. 13 - Sun, Oct. 15

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Seven$8,645,354-17%2,5110$3,443$45,395,3254New Line
2Assassins$5,944,658-37%2,3430$2,537$15,323,2952Warner Bros.
3Dead Presidents$4,548,883-43%1,0843$4,196$12,492,6612Disney
4How to Make an American Quilt$4,356,730-25%1,52622$2,855$10,147,1752Universal
5Jade$4,284,246--2,164--$1,980$4,284,2461Paramount
6The Scarlet Letter$4,119,086--1,510--$2,728$4,119,0861Disney
7Strange Days$3,656,01211670%1,6911690$2,162$3,687,0742Fox
8The Big Green$2,698,150-31%1,953-119$1,382$11,286,7643Disney
9Devil in a Blue Dress$2,001,550-34%1,4320$1,398$10,434,7403Sony / TriStar
10Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers$1,450,515-41%1,277-402$1,136$11,221,6843Miramax / Dimension