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, Sep. 6 - Sun, Sep. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bulletproof$6,014,400--2,240--$2,685$6,014,4001Universal
2Tin Cup$4,665,821-35%2,058-44$2,267$23,405,3964Warner Bros.
3First Kid$4,350,894-33%1,8780$2,317$4,350,8942Disney
4A Time to Kill$3,829,155-46%2,056-76$1,862$64,024,1927Warner Bros.
5The Spitfire Grill$3,403,750--1,047--$3,251$3,553,7993Sony / Columbia
6Jack$2,853,647-51%1,967-255$1,451$34,323,4905Disney
7Independence Day$2,849,143-35%1,852-343$1,538$285,624,56110Fox
8The Island of Dr. Moreau$2,825,944-56%2,020-19$1,399$18,388,7003New Line
9The Crow: City of Angels$2,727,976-67%2,405-18$1,134$4,239,3592Miramax / Dimension
10A Very Brady Sequel$2,291,226-53%2,038-109$1,124$14,255,2943Paramount