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, Dec. 27 - Sun, Dec. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Michael (1996)$17,435,711--2,141--$8,144$27,629,6651New Line
2Jerry Maguire$14,023,4427%2,5310$5,541$60,349,2153Sony / TriStar
3101 Dalmatians (1996)$11,384,66063%2,9010$3,924$86,324,4775Disney
4Beavis and Butt-Head Do America$10,211,248-49%2,379189$4,292$30,325,4812Paramount
5Scream$9,075,66743%1,45037$6,259$15,430,2532Miramax / Dimension
6One Fine Day$8,027,25729%1,97529$4,064$14,253,6872Fox
7The Preacher's Wife$7,347,27442%2,00819$3,659$20,179,1873Disney
8Mars Attacks!$5,075,9639%1,9550$2,596$19,134,3513Warner Bros.
9My Fellow Americans$4,166,63046%1,9150$2,176$7,026,9642Warner Bros.
10The Evening Star$3,306,445--1,265--$2,614$3,306,4451Paramount