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. 19 - Sun, Sep. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1In & Out$15,019,821--1,992--$7,540$15,019,8211Paramount
2The Game$9,032,659-37%2,43330$3,713$23,369,6882PolyGram
3Wishmaster$6,038,516--2,502--$2,413$6,038,5161Live
4A Thousand Acres$2,931,762--1,208--$2,427$2,931,7621Disney
5G.I. Jane$2,371,778-32%2,009-34$1,181$24,407,5625Disney
6Money Talks$2,188,438-32%1,9420$1,127$22,810,3895New Line
7Air Force One$2,073,537-26%1,885-305$1,100$166,089,2579Sony / Columbia
8Fire Down Below$1,575,962-52%2,138-212$737$10,909,3203Warner Bros.
9Hoodlum$1,251,749-51%1,203-817$1,041$7,834,3854MGM / United Artists
10Conspiracy Theory$1,218,330-47%1,512-460$806$52,688,6867Warner Bros.