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, Jul. 27 - Sun, Jul. 29

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Planet of the Apes (2001)$68,532,960--3,500--$19,581$68,532,9601Fox
2Jurassic Park III$22,543,694-56%3,4395$6,555$124,825,3002Universal
3America's Sweethearts$15,402,622-49%3,0110$5,115$59,086,7702Sony / Columbia
4Legally Blonde$9,005,364-19%2,72530$3,305$40,486,4903MGM
5The Score$7,053,201-34%2,21151$3,190$49,145,9733Paramount
6Dr. Dolittle 2$4,633,6015%2,188-246$2,118$43,843,5076Fox
7Cats & Dogs$4,617,236-32%2,816-224$1,640$48,670,3284Warner Bros.
8The Fast and the Furious$4,088,892-23%2,385-347$1,714$132,478,8626Universal
9Scary Movie 2$2,717,900-40%2,179-623$1,247$65,153,0384Miramax / Dimension
10Shrek$1,791,647-21%1,439-112$1,245$255,524,26111DreamWorks