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, Oct. 5 - Sun, Oct. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Training Day$22,550,788--2,712--$8,315$22,550,7881Warner Bros.
2Serendipity$13,309,241--2,601--$5,117$13,309,2411Miramax
3Don't Say a Word$9,766,100-43%2,84240$3,436$26,856,5742Fox
4Zoolander$9,518,273-39%2,52013$3,777$25,043,3162Paramount
5Joy Ride$7,347,259--2,497--$2,942$7,347,2591Fox
6Max Keeble's Big Move$5,377,958--2,014--$2,670$5,377,9581Disney
7Hearts in Atlantis$5,024,920-44%2,010259$2,500$14,046,4142Warner Bros.
8Hardball$3,566,255-31%2,31496$1,541$26,167,8234Paramount
9The Others$2,848,616-40%2,272-452$1,254$68,962,6769Miramax
10Rush Hour 2$1,724,118-31%1,549-537$1,113$202,211,28410New Line