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. 25 - Sun, Aug. 27

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bring It On$17,360,905--2,380--$7,294$17,360,9051Universal
2The Art of War$10,410,993--2,630--$3,959$10,410,9931Warner Bros.
3The Cell$9,676,012-45%2,43019$3,982$27,191,0622New Line
4Space Cowboys$6,514,903-31%2,795-40$2,331$63,718,0154Warner Bros.
5What Lies Beneath$4,612,735-32%2,568-192$1,796$130,919,1306DreamWorks
6The Replacements$4,075,896-44%2,717-37$1,500$30,781,3623Warner Bros.
7The Crew$4,051,921--1,510--$2,683$4,051,9211Disney
8Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$3,560,544-44%2,543-426$1,400$109,994,6515Universal
9Autumn in New York$3,267,896-41%2,260-22$1,446$19,803,3143MGM
10Coyote Ugly$2,867,004-43%2,296-243$1,249$33,056,5724Disney