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, Apr. 25 - Sun, Apr. 27

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Volcano$14,581,740--2,774--$5,257$14,581,7401Fox
2Romy & Michele's High School Reunion$7,429,406--1,602--$4,638$7,429,4061Disney
3Anaconda$7,318,954-39%2,4560$2,980$35,953,4073Sony / Columbia
4Liar Liar$7,186,946-29%2,863-46$2,510$143,843,1176Universal
5The Saint$5,007,093-30%2,5000$2,003$39,279,8894Paramount
6Murder at 1600$4,825,209-39%2,1586$2,236$12,787,4772Warner Bros.
7Grosse Pointe Blank$3,098,353-35%1,2426$2,495$14,718,1463Disney
8Scream$1,405,839-10%1,21663$1,156$65,351,09319Miramax / Dimension
9The Devil's Own$1,154,808-52%1,270-734$909$29,028,8975Sony / Columbia
10That Old Feeling$1,088,665-48%1,344-239$810$11,743,1354Universal