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, Jun. 5 - Sun, Jun. 7

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Truman Show$31,542,121--2,315--$13,625$31,542,1211Paramount
2A Perfect Murder$16,615,704--2,845--$5,840$16,615,7041Warner Bros.
3Godzilla (1998)$9,712,559-46%3,3100$2,934$114,015,5873Sony / TriStar
4Hope Floats$8,551,526-40%2,40437$3,557$22,761,9902Fox
5Deep Impact$6,656,613-34%3,2800$2,029$121,963,1865Paramount
6The Horse Whisperer$5,248,338-28%2,362173$2,222$26,271,9164Disney
7Bulworth$2,185,744-55%1,794-257$1,218$17,671,1444Fox
8Titanic$1,647,439-8%1,219-343$1,351$581,876,22325Paramount
9Quest for Camelot$1,303,646-45%1,562-887$835$16,011,1044Warner Bros.
10Almost Heroes$956,810-66%2,041-7$469$3,794,7382Warner Bros.