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. 22 - Sun, Dec. 24

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Waiting to Exhale$11,273,139--1,253--$8,997$11,273,1391Fox
2Toy Story$9,858,330-10%2,522-6$3,909$113,453,1605Disney
3Jumanji$8,014,507-28%2,53043$3,168$19,098,8772Sony / TriStar
4Father of the Bride Part II$7,049,723-3%2,061105$3,421$25,474,6363Disney
5Grumpier Old Men$5,659,492--1,995--$2,837$5,659,4921Warner Bros.
6Heat$5,212,581-38%1,3250$3,934$13,658,2372Warner Bros.
7Sudden Death$4,782,445--1,681--$2,845$4,782,4451Universal
8Sabrina (1995)$4,302,269-23%1,976155$2,177$9,865,5282Paramount
9Tom and Huck$3,210,458--1,609--$1,995$3,210,4581Disney
10Dracula: Dead and Loving It$2,708,298--1,425--$1,901$2,708,2981Sony / Columbia