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, Mar. 23 - Sun, Mar. 25

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Heartbreakers (2001)$11,801,323--2,750--$4,291$11,801,3231MGM
2The Brothers$10,302,846--1,378--$7,477$10,302,8461Sony / Screen Gems
3Exit Wounds$9,710,747-47%2,8300$3,431$28,196,3332Warner Bros.
4Enemy at the Gates$8,258,312-40%1,677168$4,924$22,068,5782Paramount
5The Mexican$4,623,135-42%3,043-119$1,519$57,978,5094DreamWorks
6Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon$4,612,81114%2,027167$2,276$106,248,35516Sony Pictures Classics
7See Spot Run$3,605,570-28%2,605-51$1,384$24,939,1764Warner Bros.
8Chocolat (2000)$3,308,107-4%1,781-120$1,857$44,975,28415Miramax
9Say It Isn't So$2,861,903--1,974--$1,450$2,861,9031Fox
10Down to Earth$2,436,212-39%2,044-381$1,192$33,814,8126Paramount