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, Apr. 3 - Sun, Apr. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lost in Space$20,154,919--3,306--$6,096$20,154,9191New Line
2Titanic$11,533,140-24%3,26532$3,532$530,398,28316Paramount
3Mercury Rising$10,104,715--2,386--$4,235$10,104,7151Universal
4Grease (1998 re-issue)$5,466,763-57%2,0640$2,649$18,172,2262Paramount
5Primary Colors$4,702,303-33%1,9768$2,380$28,945,6613Universal
6Wild Things$3,617,127-36%1,981-196$1,826$18,907,6763Sony / Columbia
7The Man in the Iron Mask$3,507,255-45%2,504-597$1,401$38,190,6244MGM / United Artists
8As Good as It Gets$3,330,652-23%1,556-8$2,141$136,380,49515Sony / TriStar
9Good Will Hunting$3,169,473-23%1,576-66$2,011$84,437,18918Miramax
10The Newton Boys$2,303,889-43%1,9694$1,170$6,314,1342Fox