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, Nov. 15 - Sun, Nov. 17

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Space Jam$27,528,529--2,650--$10,388$27,528,5291Warner Bros.
2Ransom$22,374,113-35%2,75781$8,115$56,590,2012Disney
3The Mirror Has Two Faces$12,210,868--2,489--$4,906$12,210,8681Sony / TriStar
4Set It Off$5,852,712-34%1,0162$5,761$14,664,8172New Line
5Romeo + Juliet$5,421,137-40%1,96313$2,762$25,580,8163Fox
6Sleepers$2,310,554-38%1,818-262$1,271$35,976,5085Warner Bros.
7The First Wives Club$1,511,844-33%1,498-202$1,009$72,807,7049Paramount
8High School High$1,502,370-51%1,726-420$870$15,905,9284Sony / TriStar
9The Ghost and the Darkness$1,033,749-40%1,328-383$778$27,534,2416Paramount
10Stephen King's Thinner$636,330-52%1,115-692$571$11,218,0424Paramount