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, Nov. 9 - Sun, Nov. 11

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Monsters, Inc.$45,550,753-27%3,26932$13,934$122,150,3862Disney
2Shallow Hal$22,517,869--2,770--$8,129$22,517,8691Fox
3The One (2001)$9,102,150-52%2,8940$3,145$31,914,0232Sony / Columbia
4Domestic Disturbance$8,640,422-38%2,9100$2,969$22,673,5342Paramount
5Heist$7,823,521--1,891--$4,137$7,823,5211Warner Bros.
6K-PAX$6,388,715-37%2,58136$2,475$40,446,6073Universal
7Thirteen Ghosts$4,445,351-44%2,351-430$1,891$27,486,2163Warner Bros.
8Life as a House$3,818,623553%1,2881200$2,965$4,697,3943New Line
9Riding in Cars with Boys$2,105,466-48%2,182-372$965$22,577,8624Sony / Columbia
10Training Day$2,023,429-34%1,407-398$1,438$55,476,2516Warner Bros.