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, Jan. 3 - Sun, Jan. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Michael (1996)$12,144,926-30%2,18140$5,569$39,774,5912New Line
2Jerry Maguire$12,029,905-14%2,5310$4,753$83,003,9194Sony / TriStar
3Scream$10,015,81010%1,737287$5,766$25,446,0633Miramax / Dimension
4101 Dalmatians (1996)$7,342,467-36%2,702-199$2,717$93,666,9446Disney
5One Fine Day$6,218,887-23%1,968-7$3,160$20,472,5743Fox
6Beavis and Butt-Head Do America$5,755,741-44%2,41738$2,381$36,081,2223Paramount
7Ghosts of Mississippi$5,016,7672264%1,2681247$3,956$5,397,0253Sony / Columbia
8The Preacher's Wife$4,925,287-33%2,001-7$2,461$25,104,4744Disney
9Mars Attacks!$3,433,575-32%1,901-54$1,806$22,567,9264Warner Bros.
10My Fellow Americans$3,330,333-20%1,865-50$1,786$10,357,2973Warner Bros.