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, Nov. 24 - Sun, Nov. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story$29,140,870--2,457--$11,860$39,071,5421Disney
2GoldenEye$18,110,951-31%2,6670$6,791$44,315,9582MGM/UA
3Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls$13,487,173-31%2,70553$4,986$70,801,8923Warner Bros.
4Money Train$10,608,297--2,522--$4,206$10,608,2972Sony / Columbia
5Casino$9,946,480--1,616--$6,155$9,946,4802Universal
6The American President$9,713,222-3%1,5080$6,441$19,727,7802Sony / Columbia
7It Takes Two$5,156,182-7%1,5810$3,261$10,720,3292Warner Bros.
8Get Shorty$3,387,408-22%1,522-581$2,226$47,923,6216MGM
9Nick of Time$2,781,601--1,849--$1,504$2,781,6012Paramount
10Home for the Holidays$1,989,7801%1,0000$1,990$11,304,1404Paramount