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. 19 - Sun, Jan. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1From Dusk Till Dawn$10,240,805--2,004--$5,110$10,240,8051Miramax
2Mr. Holland's Opus$9,257,334--1,409--$6,570$9,271,8002Disney
312 Monkeys$6,190,470-38%1,61028$3,845$20,218,2363Universal
4Eye for an Eye$5,443,243-31%1,680152$3,240$13,372,3292Paramount
5Grumpier Old Men$5,071,169-33%1,901-22$2,668$20,600,6965Warner Bros.
6Jumanji$4,252,065-39%1,941-277$2,191$29,873,2256Sony / TriStar
7Heat$3,715,994-44%1,506-198$2,467$24,356,4876Warner Bros.
8Toy Story$3,671,615-50%1,722-331$2,132$174,243,2599Disney
9Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood$3,609,663-63%1,0100$3,574$13,242,0722Miramax
10Waiting to Exhale$3,127,418-42%1,3589$2,303$14,742,8265Fox