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, May. 30 - Sun, Jun. 1

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lost World: Jurassic Park$34,116,694-53%3,2821$10,395$141,543,4182Universal
2Addicted to Love$6,236,377-46%2,01912$3,089$17,682,4752Warner Bros.
3Gone Fishin'$5,784,123--1,841--$3,142$5,784,1231Disney
4Trial and Error$4,903,529--2,298--$2,134$4,903,5291New Line
5The Fifth Element$4,033,301-37%2,5000$1,613$51,508,0664Sony / Columbia
6Breakdown$3,203,522-41%2,3480$1,364$34,491,2405Paramount
7Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery$3,175,504-44%2,118-69$1,499$31,270,9765New Line
8Liar Liar$1,617,887-47%1,320-324$1,226$166,718,85611Universal
9Father's Day$1,604,640-66%2,151-353$746$21,204,6834Warner Bros.
10Volcano$909,500-61%1,003-733$907$34,990,7726Fox