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, Aug. 4 - Sun, Aug. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hollow Man$26,414,386--2,956--$8,936$26,414,3861Sony / Columbia
2Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$18,167,667-57%3,2475$5,595$76,702,6882Universal
3Space Cowboys$18,093,776--2,805--$6,451$18,093,7761Warner Bros.
4Coyote Ugly$17,319,282--2,653--$6,528$17,319,2821Disney
5What Lies Beneath$13,808,766-40%2,86742$4,816$95,131,4873DreamWorks
6X-Men$6,762,641-47%2,774-333$2,438$136,241,0974Fox
7Scary Movie$4,248,067-49%2,597-659$1,636$141,311,2405Miramax / Dimension
8The Perfect Storm$3,976,870-47%2,602-491$1,528$165,587,4896Warner Bros.
9Disney's The Kid$2,989,675-43%1,979-349$1,511$58,425,2445Disney
10The Patriot$2,317,507-48%1,810-519$1,280$105,705,5566Sony / Columbia