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, Jun. 28 - Sun, Jun. 30

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Nutty Professor (1996)$25,411,792--2,115--$12,015$25,411,7921Universal
2Eraser$17,165,544-30%2,556146$6,716$41,731,9902Warner Bros.
3The Hunchback of Notre Dame$14,310,376-32%2,7780$5,151$35,347,7902Disney
4Striptease$12,322,069--1,970--$6,255$12,322,0691Sony / Columbia
5The Rock$10,982,957-24%2,409-17$4,559$98,299,7174Disney
6Mission: Impossible$4,833,016-25%2,212-199$2,185$164,269,7246Paramount
7The Cable Guy$4,807,198-53%2,590-67$1,856$50,450,8983Sony / Columbia
8Twister (1996)$4,787,383-27%2,318-214$2,065$134,578,0488Warner Bros.
9Dragonheart$1,848,165-37%1,461-546$1,265$32,002,1855Universal
10The Phantom$855,662-46%1,580-384$542$10,590,1384Paramount