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, Sep. 14 - Sun, Sep. 16

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hardball$9,386,342--2,137--$4,392$9,386,3421Paramount
2The Glass House$5,738,448--1,591--$3,607$5,738,4481Sony / Columbia
3The Musketeer$5,471,448-47%2,47638$2,210$17,770,6412Universal
4Two Can Play That Game$4,604,843-40%1,2970$3,550$12,325,7852Sony / Screen Gems
5The Others$4,574,678-24%2,843106$1,609$56,245,8396Miramax
6Rush Hour 2$4,092,375-29%2,268-278$1,804$194,481,2847New Line
7Jeepers Creepers$3,844,246-38%2,847-97$1,350$12,789,7953MGM / United Artists
8American Pie 2$3,601,975-24%2,339-438$1,540$135,926,5176Universal
9Rat Race$3,553,183-20%2,495-56$1,424$32,744,2025Paramount
10Rock Star$3,388,545-44%2,5250$1,342$9,407,1812Warner Bros.