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, Aug. 14 - Sun, Aug. 16

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saving Private Ryan$13,159,271-24%2,65462$4,958$126,038,2074DreamWorks
2How Stella Got Her Groove Back$11,318,319--1,395--$8,113$11,318,3191Fox
3The Avengers (1998)$10,305,957--2,466--$4,179$10,305,9571Warner Bros.
4There's Something About Mary$8,824,832-8%2,20394$4,006$59,700,1875Fox
5Snake Eyes$8,638,309-47%2,7185$3,178$24,948,6822Paramount
6Halloween: H20$8,478,537-48%2,66962$3,177$24,666,2612Miramax / Dimension
7Ever After: A Cinderella Story$5,997,733-22%2,058-9$2,914$22,219,3143Fox
8The Parent Trap$5,665,316-30%2,4075$2,354$24,940,9343Disney
9The Negotiator$4,204,152-35%2,032-404$2,069$20,926,8163Warner Bros.
10Armageddon$4,138,566-22%1,786-337$2,317$122,529,8087Disney