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, Jan. 12 - Sun, Jan. 14

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Save the Last Dance$23,446,105--2,230--$10,514$23,446,1051Paramount
2Cast Away$17,245,979-22%3,048100$5,658$126,937,0614Fox
3Traffic$11,439,903-26%1,52717$7,492$32,812,8822USA Films
4What Women Want (2000)$10,276,344-34%3,09240$3,324$152,202,7065Paramount
5Double Take (2001)$10,009,828--1,631--$6,137$10,009,8281Disney
6Thirteen Days$9,768,8995934%2,0292018$4,815$10,160,1191New Line
7Finding Forrester$9,493,775329%2,0021802$4,742$15,427,8204Sony / Columbia
8The Emperor's New Groove$7,840,5445%2,237-537$3,505$34,773,9215Disney
9Antitrust$5,486,209--2,433--$2,255$5,486,2091MGM
10Vertical Limit$3,010,054-40%2,042-560$1,474$62,293,2036Sony / Columbia