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, Oct. 6 - Sun, Oct. 8

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Parents$28,622,388--2,614--$10,950$28,622,3881Universal
2Remember the Titans$19,209,998-8%2,701836$7,112$45,865,4042Disney
3Get Carter$6,637,830--2,315--$2,867$6,637,8301Warner Bros.
4The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen$4,441,612-38%1,1500$3,862$19,822,8013Warner Bros.
5Digimon: The Movie$4,233,304--1,823--$2,322$4,233,3041Fox
6Almost Famous$3,718,598-33%2,085450$1,784$18,530,1524DreamWorks
7Urban Legends: Final Cut$2,607,635-41%2,5390$1,027$15,519,2533Sony / Columbia
8Bring It On$2,263,045-25%2,382-84$950$62,499,2987Universal
9The Watcher$1,146,858-50%1,749-887$656$27,844,7405Universal
10Nurse Betty$1,127,921-46%1,473-16$766$23,066,4505USA Films