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, Dec. 14 - Sun, Dec. 16

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Vanilla Sky$25,015,518--2,742--$9,123$25,015,5181Paramount
2Ocean's Eleven$22,076,260-42%3,0750$7,179$72,304,2122Warner Bros.
3Not Another Teen Movie$12,615,837--2,365--$5,334$12,615,8371Sony / Columbia
4Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$9,919,596-33%3,422-250$2,899$253,409,8775Warner Bros.
5Behind Enemy Lines (2001)$5,415,222-33%2,792-52$1,940$38,814,9883Fox
6Monsters, Inc.$4,981,073-25%2,462-422$2,023$218,812,6267Disney
7Spy Game$2,464,887-45%2,503-267$985$57,826,6624Universal
8Black Knight$2,035,604-35%1,907-326$1,067$29,747,5484Fox
9Shallow Hal$1,493,912-42%1,767-450$845$66,968,6046Fox
10Out Cold (2001)$695,447-50%1,183-468$588$13,243,7904Disney