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, Mar. 13 - Sun, Mar. 15

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Titanic$17,578,5570%3,11613$5,641$471,440,28813Paramount
2The Man in the Iron Mask$17,271,450--3,101--$5,570$17,271,4501MGM / United Artists
3U.S. Marshals$11,355,259-33%2,8170$4,031$28,219,2472Warner Bros.
4Good Will Hunting$4,844,784-6%1,899-150$2,551$73,123,84315Miramax
5The Wedding Singer$4,666,969-25%2,550-276$1,830$34,866,7725New Line
6The Big Lebowski$3,497,794-37%1,23528$2,832$9,031,6382Gramercy
7Twilight (1998)$3,245,628-45%1,3532$2,399$9,112,0392Paramount
8Hush$3,228,841-44%1,9660$1,642$8,971,2722Sony / Columbia
9As Good as It Gets$3,051,834-5%1,710-78$1,785$121,405,68212Sony / TriStar
10Dark City$1,443,008-49%1,520-234$949$9,857,9023New Line