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, May. 3 - Sun, May. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Craft$6,710,995--1,757--$3,820$6,710,9951Sony / Columbia
2The Truth About Cats & Dogs$5,826,810-14%1,604191$3,633$12,596,1732Fox
3The Quest$4,216,980-40%2,0986$2,010$11,246,1002Universal
4Primal Fear$3,606,158-23%1,98328$1,819$32,875,6755Paramount
5The Great White Hype$3,349,481--1,496--$2,239$3,349,4811Fox
6Last Dance$2,690,253--1,563--$1,721$2,690,2531Disney
7The Birdcage$2,503,872-26%1,664-294$1,505$84,309,5369MGM/UA
8James and the Giant Peach$2,361,159-34%1,784-249$1,324$18,748,6714Disney
9Mulholland Falls$2,241,821-48%1,6250$1,380$6,548,0422MGM
10Sunset Park$1,912,870-59%1,2570$1,522$6,618,3102Sony / TriStar