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, Jun. 20 - Sun, Jun. 22

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Batman and Robin$42,872,997--2,934--$14,612$42,872,9971Warner Bros.
2My Best Friend's Wedding$21,678,377--2,134--$10,159$21,678,3771Sony / TriStar
3Con Air$10,431,105-33%2,941112$3,547$67,803,8553Disney
4The Lost World: Jurassic Park$8,039,081-36%3,086-479$2,605$204,955,3685Universal
5Speed 2: Cruise Control$7,436,506-54%2,62510$2,833$23,595,4482Fox
6Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery$1,276,103-39%1,329-211$960$37,018,5368New Line
7Gone Fishin'$1,196,170-42%1,525-279$784$11,993,2994Disney
8Addicted to Love$901,317-61%1,401-547$643$24,511,5925Warner Bros.
9The Fifth Element$864,920-42%1,066-494$811$59,769,7637Sony / Columbia
10Buddy$853,810-55%1,623-490$526$6,275,8423Sony / Columbia