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, Dec. 8 - Sun, Dec. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story$13,879,973-31%2,47615$5,606$83,050,3873Disney
2Father of the Bride Part II$11,134,978--1,949--$5,713$11,134,9781Disney
3GoldenEye$5,422,513-39%2,6670$2,033$58,576,8454MGM/UA
4Casino$3,800,230-38%1,63114$2,330$19,867,0554Universal
5Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls$3,505,322-39%2,702-3$1,297$80,031,2295Warner Bros.
6Money Train$3,405,222-43%2,450-72$1,390$20,031,1954Sony / Columbia
7The American President$3,016,844-43%1,5080$2,001$28,052,7974Sony / Columbia
8Get Shorty$1,057,213-39%1,147-219$922$50,708,3398MGM
9It Takes Two$925,913-54%1,545-36$599$13,678,0804Warner Bros.
10Nick of Time$907,355-44%1,709-140$531$5,307,0924Paramount