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. 17 - Sun, Jan. 19

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beverly Hills Ninja$10,280,670--2,112--$4,868$10,280,6701Sony / TriStar
2Metro$10,013,666--2,001--$5,004$10,013,6661Disney
3The Relic$7,915,861-13%2,12833$3,720$16,980,0042Paramount
4Scream$7,344,739-1%1,90471$3,858$40,229,8205Miramax / Dimension
5Michael (1996)$6,972,726-16%2,32549$2,999$55,031,3904New Line
6Jerry Maguire$6,575,329-6%2,286-164$2,876$101,898,5616Sony / TriStar
7The People Vs. Larry Flynt$3,811,035-28%1,2330$3,091$10,247,1014Sony / Columbia
8Jackie Chan's First Strike$3,602,547-38%1,3440$2,680$9,381,4802New Line
9101 Dalmatians (1996)$3,192,3602%1,528-496$2,089$99,987,1008Disney
10One Fine Day$2,722,311-21%1,443-415$1,887$26,644,2545Fox