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, Apr. 20 - Sun, Apr. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bridget Jones's Diary$10,184,136-5%2,221610$4,585$14,509,2992Miramax
2Spy Kids$10,069,514-19%3,19119$3,156$52,481,1844Miramax / Dimension
3Along Came a Spider$8,753,521-24%2,54313$3,442$18,521,9353Paramount
4Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles$7,714,362--2,123--$3,634$7,714,3621Paramount
5Freddy Got Fingered$7,098,459--2,271--$3,126$7,098,4591Fox
6Blow$5,901,682-26%2,103-146$2,806$14,935,9793New Line
7Joe Dirt$5,310,836-34%2,6380$2,013$11,105,8522Sony / Columbia
8Kingdom Come$4,209,740-44%1,1110$3,789$16,063,7042Fox Searchlight
9Josie and the Pussycats$2,942,119-36%2,5582$1,150$11,510,1812Universal
10Enemy at the Gates$2,035,607-24%1,645-49$1,237$31,995,7346Paramount