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, May. 5 - Sun, May. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gladiator (2000)$34,818,920--2,938--$11,851$34,818,9201DreamWorks
2U-571$7,766,591-36%2,70185$2,875$49,591,8843Universal
3The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas$6,634,850-37%3,05111$2,175$18,642,5522Universal
4Frequency$6,513,499-28%2,63110$2,476$15,539,0832New Line
5Where the Heart Is$5,113,106-38%2,4392$2,096$13,406,0452Fox
6Love & Basketball$3,135,694-39%1,192-53$2,631$19,737,8413New Line
7Keeping the Faith$2,780,907-38%2,014-157$1,381$29,476,4604Disney
8Rules of Engagement$2,445,265-47%2,261-766$1,081$54,085,2375Paramount
9I Dreamed of Africa$2,411,445--2,112--$1,142$2,411,4451Sony / Columbia
1028 Days$2,354,619-41%2,413-110$976$32,044,9664Sony / Columbia