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, Jan. 22 - Sun, Jan. 24

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Varsity Blues$10,574,508-30%2,339218$4,521$12,885,8022Paramount
2Patch Adams$8,101,351-33%2,90916$2,785$108,586,3635Universal
3A Civil Action$7,648,388-26%2,02625$3,775$22,952,8203Disney
4The Thin Red Line$5,794,840-41%1,53810$3,768$7,729,3945Fox
5Stepmom$5,146,032-34%2,3580$2,182$78,561,3985Sony / TriStar
6At First Sight$4,787,150-43%1,83824$2,605$13,231,4712MGM
7You've Got Mail$4,112,471-38%2,331-223$1,764$100,844,5456Warner Bros.
8The Prince of Egypt$3,926,713-16%2,001-214$1,962$87,326,4816DreamWorks
9Virus$3,012,430-50%2,015-3$1,495$9,026,0702Universal
10In Dreams$2,701,193-41%1,68212$1,606$8,161,0452DreamWorks