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, Nov. 6 - Sun, Nov. 8

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Waterboy$39,414,071--2,664--$14,795$39,414,0711Disney
2The Siege$13,931,285--2,541--$5,483$13,931,2851Fox
3Pleasantville$5,593,743-19%1,7610$3,176$21,328,4103New Line
4Antz$5,563,84623%2,604-325$2,137$75,004,2346DreamWorks
5The Wizard of Oz (1998 re-issue)$5,354,311--1,879--$2,850$5,354,3111Warner Bros.
6Living Out Loud$4,319,7452445%1,0861078$3,978$4,489,4922New Line
7Practical Magic$4,074,422-24%2,552-90$1,597$31,323,6684Warner Bros.
8John Carpenter's Vampires$3,916,254-57%1,7930$2,184$13,022,7512Sony / Columbia
9Rush Hour$3,322,424-13%2,043-359$1,626$101,031,8818New Line
10Bride of Chucky$2,002,215-50%1,880-587$1,065$24,944,8904Universal