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, Apr. 2 - Sun, Apr. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Matrix$27,789,545--2,849--$9,754$37,354,9681Warner Bros.
210 Things I Hate About You$8,330,681--2,271--$3,668$8,330,6812Disney
3The Out-of-Towners$8,224,215--2,102--$3,913$8,224,2151Paramount
4Analyze This$6,332,089-27%2,335-202$2,712$60,666,5345Warner Bros.
5Forces of Nature$6,200,540-34%2,27854$2,722$29,150,8973DreamWorks
6EDtv$4,446,390-47%2,6314$1,690$12,757,6802Universal
7Shakespeare in Love$3,115,017-27%1,735-196$1,795$62,212,75317Miramax
8Doug's First Movie$3,071,684-31%2,2680$1,354$7,542,1732Disney
9Life is Beautiful$2,669,480-18%1,1309$2,362$31,998,73724Miramax
10The Mod Squad$2,568,784-58%2,2900$1,122$8,633,5002MGM