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, Jul. 11 - Sun, Jul. 13

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black$30,061,552-41%3,0200$9,954$139,585,5992Sony / Columbia
2Contact$20,584,908--1,923--$10,705$20,584,9081Warner Bros.
3Face/Off$12,332,309-23%2,851214$4,326$51,787,0723Paramount
4Hercules (1997)$8,339,217-32%2,93046$2,846$43,088,4903Disney
5My Best Friend's Wedding$8,321,580-23%2,343110$3,552$55,834,9684Sony / TriStar
6Out to Sea$4,155,935-29%1,7360$2,394$10,043,6102Fox
7Batman and Robin$4,085,748-49%2,701-241$1,513$98,796,0544Warner Bros.
8Con Air$2,890,884-24%1,684-218$1,717$89,908,3746Disney
9A Simple Wish$2,732,880--1,676--$1,631$2,732,8801Universal
10The Lost World: Jurassic Park$1,351,267-48%1,422-486$950$221,054,0528Universal