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. 10 - Sun, Dec. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Toy Story 2$18,249,237-34%3,25719$5,603$140,350,7773Disney
2The Green Mile$18,017,152--2,875--$6,267$18,017,1521Warner Bros.
3Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo$12,224,016--2,154--$5,675$12,224,0161Disney
4The World Is Not Enough$6,158,132-42%3,063-100$2,010$81,130,5414MGM
5End of Days$4,747,080-51%2,65253$1,790$45,898,2283Universal
6Sleepy Hollow$4,716,222-47%3,065-4$1,539$80,290,7494Paramount
7The Bone Collector$1,706,040-47%2,022-496$844$56,913,1886Universal
8Dogma$1,187,927-44%1,162-130$1,022$23,011,7025Lionsgate
9Pokemon: The First Movie$1,184,559-49%2,426-617$488$82,458,5625Warner Bros.
10Anywhere But Here$741,244-44%1,113-513$666$17,570,5075Fox