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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Conspiracy Theory$19,313,566--2,806--$6,883$19,313,5661Warner Bros.
2Air Force One$17,826,737-31%2,98162$5,980$110,580,7443Sony / Columbia
3Spawn$8,949,953-55%2,60468$3,437$28,688,7022New Line
4George of the Jungle$6,316,178-29%2,61611$2,414$44,930,1884Disney
5Men in Black$5,651,188-29%2,653-279$2,130$218,002,8196Sony / Columbia
6Picture Perfect$5,004,163-36%1,72720$2,898$12,813,1892Fox
7Contact$4,478,753-28%2,016-194$2,222$57,132,6635Warner Bros.
8Air Bud$3,544,695-27%1,729-66$2,050$8,423,3272Disney
9Nothing to Lose$2,846,109-37%1,470-330$1,936$25,873,2514Disney
10My Best Friend's Wedding$2,207,569-29%1,462-285$1,510$72,197,5808Sony / TriStar