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, Jul. 30 - Sun, Aug. 1

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Runaway Bride$35,055,556--3,158--$11,101$35,055,5561Paramount
2The Blair Witch Project$29,207,3811376%1,1011070$26,528$32,697,6061Artisan
3Deep Blue Sea$19,107,643--2,854--$6,695$19,107,6431Warner Bros.
4The Haunting$15,256,639-54%2,86456$5,327$63,965,6182DreamWorks
5Inspector Gadget$14,131,868-35%2,87763$4,912$47,492,8342Disney
6American Pie$6,784,200-33%2,436-108$2,785$77,160,1734Universal
7Eyes Wide Shut$4,320,243-57%2,264-219$1,908$36,101,8773Warner Bros.
8Big Daddy$3,558,738-41%2,288-616$1,555$97,560,8786Sony / Columbia
9Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$3,421,929-18%1,62813$2,102$408,602,70311Fox
10Tarzan (1999)$3,035,186-38%1,611-670$1,884$98,593,7817Disney