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, Oct. 16 - Sun, Oct. 18

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Practical Magic$13,104,694--2,652--$4,941$13,104,6941Warner Bros.
2Bride of Chucky$11,830,855--2,412--$4,905$11,830,8551Universal
3Antz$11,216,740-24%2,90390$3,864$51,451,0103DreamWorks
4Rush Hour$8,247,411-26%2,72423$3,028$88,049,7305New Line
5Beloved (1998)$8,165,551--1,501--$5,440$8,165,5511Disney
6What Dreams May Come$6,403,270-41%2,506-25$2,555$33,154,0053PolyGram
7A Night at the Roxbury$3,818,323-37%2,1690$1,760$19,531,9593Paramount
8Urban Legend$2,887,189-39%2,063-194$1,400$24,881,0274Sony / TriStar
9Ronin$2,803,564-40%1,982-505$1,415$27,382,0764MGM
10Holy Man$2,415,756-53%2,0130$1,200$7,522,6752Disney