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, Dec. 26 - Sun, Dec. 28

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Titanic$35,455,33224%2,71137$13,078$88,425,4682Paramount
2Tomorrow Never Dies$20,480,931-19%2,8070$7,296$45,623,9382MGM/UA
3As Good as It Gets$12,607,619--1,572--$8,020$16,165,8551Sony / TriStar
4MouseHunt$9,702,86060%2,19139$4,429$21,505,7382DreamWorks
5Jackie Brown$9,292,248--1,370--$6,783$12,888,4931Miramax
6Scream 2$9,085,992-35%2,67032$3,403$55,933,8993Miramax / Dimension
7An American Werewolf in Paris$7,600,878--1,728--$4,399$10,985,7311Disney
8Flubber$5,407,44526%2,008-604$2,693$63,649,3655Disney
9The Postman$5,260,324--2,207--$2,383$6,815,1381Warner Bros.
10Mr. Magoo$5,233,631--1,857--$2,818$6,471,5441Disney