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. 20 - Sun, Oct. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Parents$16,015,929-24%2,6194$6,115$80,724,7293Universal
2Bedazzled (2000)$13,106,526--2,568--$5,104$13,106,5261Fox
3Remember the Titans$9,920,460-24%2,80175$3,542$77,361,2574Disney
4Pay It Forward$9,631,359--2,130--$4,522$9,631,3591Warner Bros.
5The Legend of Drunken Master$3,845,278--1,342--$2,865$3,845,2781Miramax / Dimension
6The Contender$3,484,933-35%1,57155$2,218$10,552,4602DreamWorks
7Lost Souls$3,237,772-59%1,9700$1,644$11,192,5382New Line
8The Exorcist: The Version You've Never Seen$2,910,788-44%1,70853$1,704$27,969,1705Warner Bros.
9The Ladies Man$2,813,168-48%2,04321$1,377$8,239,5582Paramount
10Dr. T and the Women$2,379,758-53%1,4890$1,598$7,392,6252Artisan