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, Mar. 14 - Sun, Mar. 16

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Return of the Jedi: Special Edition$16,293,531--2,111--$7,718$16,293,5311Fox
2Jungle 2 Jungle$10,936,587-15%2,3237$4,708$23,748,6342Disney
3Private Parts$8,710,102-40%2,1380$4,074$23,326,4352Paramount
4Donnie Brasco$5,418,077-31%1,5930$3,401$24,910,0973Sony / TriStar
5The Empire Strikes Back: Special Edition$5,127,288-36%2,322206$2,208$48,297,9854Fox
6Absolute Power$2,409,336-35%1,605-511$1,501$45,551,8855Sony / Columbia
7Star Wars: Special Edition$2,275,828-42%1,430-609$1,591$105,613,3057Fox
8Booty Call$2,143,955-47%1,154-118$1,858$12,634,1893Sony / Columbia
9Dante's Peak$2,022,500-37%1,618-661$1,250$36,132,0706Universal
10Vegas Vacation$1,573,032-34%1,534-339$1,025$15,067,2625Warner Bros.