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. 18 - Sun, Feb. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hanging Up$15,710,411--2,618--$6,001$15,710,4111Sony / Columbia
2The Whole Nine Yards$13,732,249--2,910--$4,719$13,732,2491Warner Bros.
3Pitch Black$11,634,120--1,832--$6,351$11,634,1201USA Films
4Snow Day$11,526,392-20%2,70238$4,266$27,756,6922Paramount
5Scream 3$8,617,490-47%3,368-99$2,559$70,829,6823Miramax / Dimension
6The Beach$8,251,779-46%2,58740$3,190$23,529,7002Fox
7The Tigger Movie$8,142,543-14%2,75532$2,956$19,936,2442Disney
8Boiler Room$6,722,884--1,335--$5,036$6,722,8841New Line
9American Beauty$6,604,95110173%1,2871280$5,132$74,672,89523DreamWorks
10The Green Mile$3,237,1585%2,10290$1,540$128,953,18011Warner Bros.