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. 30 - Sun, Dec. 2

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$23,642,327-59%3,6720$6,439$219,672,0103Warner Bros.
2Behind Enemy Lines (2001)$18,736,448--2,770--$6,764$18,736,4481Fox
3Spy Game$11,013,771-49%2,7700$3,976$46,692,7372Universal
4Monsters, Inc.$9,105,903-62%3,390-259$2,686$204,023,8265Disney
5Black Knight$5,523,092-50%2,534-37$2,180$22,784,8822Fox
6Shallow Hal$4,524,912-47%2,428-215$1,864$61,102,2444Fox
7Out Cold (2001)$2,719,484-40%2,0110$1,352$10,287,3932Disney
8Domestic Disturbance$1,912,678-52%1,850-536$1,034$33,971,5805Paramount
9Heist$1,182,497-62%1,252-459$944$16,801,3004Warner Bros.
10Serendipity$559,63917%1,008502$555$37,258,7519Miramax