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, Aug. 22 - Sun, Aug. 24

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G.I. Jane$11,094,241--1,945--$5,704$11,094,2411Disney
2Money Talks$10,654,369--2,005--$5,314$10,654,3691New Line
3Air Force One$7,869,637-36%2,824-157$2,787$143,089,5225Sony / Columbia
4Mimic$7,818,208--2,255--$3,467$7,818,2081Miramax / Dimension
5Conspiracy Theory$7,355,476-40%2,707-99$2,717$38,978,6043Warner Bros.
6Cop Land$7,318,628-46%2,2330$3,277$20,829,1102Miramax
7Event Horizon$4,357,366-54%2,32817$1,872$13,869,2812Paramount
8Leave It to Beaver$3,252,450--1,880--$1,730$3,252,4501Universal
9George of the Jungle$3,144,601-35%1,909-522$1,647$52,888,4286Disney
10Men in Black$2,880,530-31%1,835-426$1,570$230,498,9148Sony / Columbia