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, Dec. 15 - Sun, Dec. 17

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1What Women Want (2000)$33,614,543--3,012--$11,160$33,614,5431Paramount
2Dude, Where's My Car?$13,845,914--2,087--$6,634$13,845,9141Fox
3How the Grinch Stole Christmas$13,805,425-26%3,25674$4,240$213,637,4965Universal
4The Emperor's New Groove$9,812,302--2,801--$3,503$9,812,3021Disney
5Vertical Limit$9,103,866-41%2,3070$3,946$28,813,2132Sony / Columbia
6Proof of Life$5,382,656-47%2,7050$1,990$18,811,5212Warner Bros.
7Unbreakable$3,734,493-50%2,297-385$1,626$83,157,1354Disney
8102 Dalmatians$2,664,601-57%2,190-514$1,217$48,000,0534Disney
9Dungeons & Dragons$2,438,086-66%2,0780$1,173$9,675,5082New Line
10Rugrats in Paris: The Movie$1,839,832-53%2,540-300$724$44,325,7225Paramount