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. 19 - Sun, Jan. 21

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Save the Last Dance$15,366,047-34%2,539309$6,052$46,239,5232Paramount
2Cast Away$11,151,419-35%3,06113$3,643$123,373,9485Fox
3Snatch$8,005,163--1,444--$5,544$8,033,0953Sony / Screen Gems
4What Women Want (2000)$6,853,415-33%3,025-67$2,266$162,250,1426Paramount
5Finding Forrester$6,714,733-29%2,0020$3,354$12,648,7785Sony / Columbia
6Thirteen Days$6,037,680-38%2,0345$2,968$19,454,0292New Line
7Double Take (2001)$5,787,819-42%1,6310$3,549$5,787,8192Disney
8The Pledge$5,765,347--1,275--$4,522$5,765,3471Warner Bros.
9The Emperor's New Groove$3,894,810-50%2,016-221$1,932$38,668,7316Disney
10Antitrust$2,341,209-57%2,4330$962$7,827,4182MGM