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. 27 - Sun, Mar. 29

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Titanic$15,213,067-11%3,23364$4,706$515,254,25315Paramount
2Grease (1998 re-issue)$12,705,463--2,064--$6,156$12,705,4631Paramount
3Primary Colors$7,006,466-42%1,9683$3,560$22,246,2702Universal
4The Man in the Iron Mask$6,334,914-43%3,1010$2,043$34,683,3693MGM / United Artists
5Wild Things$5,668,105-41%2,1770$2,604$15,290,5492Sony / Columbia
6As Good as It Gets$4,302,32932%1,564-40$2,751$131,784,77814Sony / TriStar
7Good Will Hunting$4,117,1212%1,642-163$2,507$81,267,71617Miramax
8U.S. Marshals$4,116,646-43%2,436-381$1,690$39,561,4044Warner Bros.
9The Newton Boys$4,010,245--1,965--$2,041$4,010,2451Fox
10Mr. Nice Guy$2,585,530-51%1,4630$1,767$7,836,2342New Line