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, Sep. 12 - Sun, Sep. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Game$14,337,029--2,403--$5,966$14,337,0291PolyGram
2G.I. Jane$3,501,708-34%2,04327$1,714$22,035,7844Disney
3Fire Down Below$3,260,264-46%2,35014$1,387$9,333,3582Warner Bros.
4Money Talks$3,211,458-34%1,942-52$1,654$20,621,9514New Line
5Air Force One$2,809,305-27%2,190-278$1,283$163,219,9978Sony / Columbia
6Hoodlum$2,535,151-37%2,0200$1,255$6,582,6363MGM / United Artists
7Conspiracy Theory$2,304,577-31%1,972-232$1,169$51,470,3566Warner Bros.
8Excess Baggage$1,865,300-35%2,109-102$884$11,029,0633Sony / Columbia
9George of the Jungle$1,763,65438%2,046727$862$58,959,8529Disney
10Mimic$1,650,325-41%1,772-187$931$18,464,9284Miramax / Dimension