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. 16 - Sun, Apr. 18

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Life$20,414,775--2,594--$7,870$20,414,7751Universal
2The Matrix$17,940,231-20%2,9030$6,180$98,948,7303Warner Bros.
3Never Been Kissed$8,411,489-29%2,4583$3,422$20,248,1962Fox
4Analyze This$3,925,813-21%2,307-44$1,702$69,589,3677Warner Bros.
510 Things I Hate About You$3,733,562-26%2,31135$1,616$17,113,4704Disney
6The Out-of-Towners$3,114,729-38%2,11914$1,470$16,349,7253Paramount
7Go$3,018,312-36%1,5630$1,931$7,725,1072Sony / Columbia
8Forces of Nature$2,464,522-30%2,214-121$1,113$35,152,6785DreamWorks
9Shakespeare in Love$1,750,254-19%1,443-171$1,213$66,119,96219Miramax
10Life is Beautiful$1,636,781-14%1,113-23$1,471$35,546,31926Miramax