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, Dec. 18 - Sun, Dec. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1You've Got Mail$18,426,749--2,691--$6,848$18,426,7491Warner Bros.
2The Prince of Egypt$14,524,684--3,118--$4,658$14,524,6841DreamWorks
3A Bug's Life$9,988,693-11%2,77325$3,602$96,346,5444Disney
4Star Trek: Insurrection$8,310,203-62%2,64929$3,137$30,363,0392Paramount
5Jack Frost$5,106,442-28%2,1520$2,373$12,210,5672Warner Bros.
6Enemy of the State$4,786,789-28%2,237-280$2,140$59,265,5435Disney
7The Waterboy$3,140,587-29%2,242-368$1,401$107,239,4047Disney
8The Rugrats Movie$2,859,389-37%2,616-90$1,093$63,356,8395Paramount
9Psycho (1998)$1,928,920-49%2,325-164$830$15,731,6053Universal
10Meet Joe Black$683,240-59%1,102-770$620$33,457,7506Universal