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, Feb. 11 - Sun, Feb. 13

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scream 3$16,318,053-53%3,4670$4,707$57,667,4452Miramax / Dimension
2The Beach$15,277,921--2,547--$5,998$15,277,9211Fox
3Snow Day$14,331,819--2,664--$5,380$14,331,8191Paramount
4The Tigger Movie$9,426,732--2,723--$3,462$9,426,7321Disney
5The Hurricane$3,615,625-27%2,078-70$1,740$39,058,0685Universal
6The Green Mile$3,087,632-23%2,012-323$1,535$124,736,42810Warner Bros.
7Next Friday$2,814,341-34%1,364-56$2,063$48,930,3275New Line
8Stuart Little$2,712,397-42%2,351-351$1,154$127,980,1939Sony / Columbia
9Galaxy Quest$2,179,981-34%1,589-350$1,372$65,760,1448DreamWorks
10Eye of the Beholder$2,129,219-49%1,583-168$1,345$12,302,6623Destination