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, Nov. 24 - Sun, Nov. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How the Grinch Stole Christmas$52,118,591-5%3,1347$16,630$137,097,0602Universal
2Unbreakable$30,331,990--2,708--$11,201$46,045,8521Disney
3102 Dalmatians$19,884,707--2,704--$7,354$26,238,0651Disney
4Rugrats in Paris: The Movie$17,405,678-23%2,9373$5,926$42,454,1722Paramount
5Charlie's Angels$10,205,486-24%2,838-199$3,596$108,657,3984Sony / Columbia
6Bounce$7,762,647-32%2,01496$3,854$19,186,3632Miramax
7The 6th Day$7,509,451-42%2,5160$2,985$25,019,8282Sony / Columbia
8Men of Honor$6,848,283-13%2,1268$3,221$28,094,1673Fox
9Meet the Parents$6,488,5612%2,159-253$3,005$148,351,7558Universal
10Little Nicky$4,680,198-40%2,776-134$1,686$28,497,2093New Line