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, Jan. 5 - Sun, Jan. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
112 Monkeys$13,842,9907392%1,5331530$9,030$14,027,7661Universal
2Grumpier Old Men$7,907,676-35%2,03727$3,882$7,907,6763Warner Bros.
3Jumanji$7,522,134-46%2,5300$2,973$18,606,5044Sony / TriStar
4Toy Story$7,059,800-64%2,469-105$2,859$160,799,7167Disney
5Waiting to Exhale$6,191,493-42%1,40271$4,416$6,191,4933Fox
6Father of the Bride Part II$5,752,193-54%2,148100$2,678$43,604,5485Disney
7Heat$5,502,846-31%1,3410$4,104$13,948,5024Warner Bros.
8Sabrina (1995)$4,595,308-43%1,9760$2,326$10,158,5674Paramount
9Tom and Huck$2,574,123-62%1,606-8$1,603$12,574,4523Disney
10The American President$2,252,807-45%1,181-129$1,908$38,842,1938Sony / Columbia