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. 29 - Sun, May. 31

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Godzilla (1998)$18,021,245-59%3,3100$5,444$99,327,1012Sony / TriStar
2Hope Floats$14,210,464--2,367--$6,004$14,210,4641Fox
3Deep Impact$10,078,694-36%3,28030$3,073$112,003,4884Paramount
4The Horse Whisperer$7,338,090-38%2,189140$3,352$21,023,5783Disney
5Bulworth$4,827,745-54%2,0514$2,354$15,485,4003Fox
6Almost Heroes$2,837,928--2,048--$1,386$2,837,9281Warner Bros.
7Quest for Camelot$2,356,063-63%2,449-658$962$14,707,4583Warner Bros.
8Titanic$1,783,028-40%1,562-446$1,142$579,405,81224Paramount
9Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas$1,762,805-59%1,1304$1,560$6,097,9002Universal
10City of Angels$1,616,268-50%1,548-419$1,044$56,003,0178Warner Bros.