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, May. 8 - Sun, May. 10

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Deep Impact$41,151,578--3,156--$13,039$41,151,5781Paramount
2City of Angels$4,718,049-29%2,4330$1,939$48,038,0235Warner Bros.
3He Got Game$3,710,911-51%1,3223$2,807$11,321,5742Disney
4Titanic$3,177,302-21%2,256-404$1,408$569,808,80521Paramount
5Les Miserables (1998)$2,753,148-45%1,4770$1,864$7,764,9882Sony / Columbia
6Paulie$2,550,231-32%1,8129$1,407$18,333,0994DreamWorks
7The Big Hit$2,332,176-59%2,1490$1,085$18,892,6533Sony / Columbia
8Black Dog$2,285,705-52%2,05025$1,115$7,095,0802Universal
9The Object of My Affection$2,100,093-38%1,818-172$1,155$20,380,9644Fox
10Lost in Space$1,496,964-50%1,769-502$846$49,494,1506New Line