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, Jul. 26 - Sun, Jul. 28

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1A Time to Kill$14,823,159--2,123--$6,982$14,823,1591Warner Bros.
2Independence Day$13,800,263-35%2,9775$4,636$223,115,6984Fox
3Phenomenon$6,320,995-22%2,02812$3,117$43,584,6464Disney
4Courage Under Fire$5,730,594-29%1,880-121$3,048$26,256,1743Fox
5Kingpin$5,582,079--1,956--$2,854$5,582,0791MGM/UA
6Supercop$5,503,176--1,406--$3,914$5,503,1761Miramax / Dimension
7The Nutty Professor (1996)$5,333,650-30%2,177-62$2,450$68,009,7925Universal
8The Adventures of Pinocchio$3,832,551--1,779--$2,154$3,832,5511New Line
9Multiplicity$3,514,657-31%2,1340$1,647$8,589,9972Sony / Columbia
10Fled$3,108,024-43%2,1040$1,477$8,513,8792MGM