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. 29 - Sun, Jan. 31

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1She's All That$16,065,430--2,222--$7,230$16,065,4301Miramax
2Patch Adams$6,001,804-26%2,879-30$2,085$116,506,8096Universal
3Varsity Blues$5,914,240-44%2,36425$2,502$18,800,0423Paramount
4A Civil Action$4,797,967-37%2,319293$2,069$27,750,7874Disney
5Stepmom$3,607,987-30%2,3580$1,530$83,622,8266Sony / TriStar
6The Thin Red Line$3,300,316-43%1,657119$1,992$11,029,7106Fox
7You've Got Mail$3,022,672-26%2,096-235$1,442$103,867,2177Warner Bros.
8At First Sight$2,650,442-45%1,8380$1,442$15,881,9133MGM
9The Prince of Egypt$2,625,388-33%1,925-76$1,364$90,827,9907DreamWorks
10A Bug's Life$1,920,503-29%1,510-11$1,272$154,149,35910Disney