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, Dec. 3 - Sun, Dec. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 2$27,760,809-52%3,2382$8,573$116,782,6072Disney
2The World Is Not Enough$10,650,145-54%3,1630$3,367$74,972,4093MGM
3End of Days$9,642,412-53%2,5996$3,710$41,151,1482Universal
4Sleepy Hollow$8,868,259-52%3,0692$2,890$73,063,0813Paramount
5The Bone Collector$3,197,860-42%2,51818$1,270$55,207,1485Universal
6Pokemon: The First Movie$2,343,365-67%3,0430$770$80,853,4324Warner Bros.
7Dogma$2,122,307-38%1,2920$1,643$21,823,7754Lionsgate
8The Insider$1,328,825-46%1,483-189$896$22,608,1445Disney
9Anywhere But Here$1,319,257-53%1,626-60$811$16,432,3384Fox
10The Sixth Sense$966,524-37%1,03417$935$270,633,63618Disney