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, Feb. 2 - Sun, Feb. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Sheep (1996)$10,593,609--2,045--$5,180$10,593,6091Paramount
2The Juror$8,411,178--2,205--$3,815$8,411,1781Sony / Columbia
3Mr. Holland's Opus$8,136,597-2%1,65536$4,916$25,705,4794Disney
4Bed of Roses$3,939,323-36%1,57530$2,501$10,056,8812New Line
5White Squall$3,908,514--1,524--$2,565$3,908,5141Disney
612 Monkeys$2,925,795-26%1,612-17$1,815$27,086,2115Universal
7From Dusk Till Dawn$2,478,318-49%1,664-343$1,489$17,571,0443Miramax
8Jumanji$2,278,067-27%1,530-241$1,489$35,272,5158Sony / TriStar
9Eye for an Eye$2,206,217-37%1,422-258$1,551$19,105,7954Paramount
10Grumpier Old Men$2,103,497-29%1,667-135$1,262$25,684,4707Warner Bros.