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. 21 - Sun, Dec. 23

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$47,209,758--3,359--$14,055$75,127,2251New Line
2Ocean's Eleven$14,716,214-33%3,0750$4,786$95,345,2453Warner Bros.
3Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$13,833,228--3,139--$4,407$13,833,2281Paramount
4Vanilla Sky$12,076,661-52%2,7442$4,401$45,082,5562Paramount
5How High$9,779,850--1,266--$7,725$9,779,8501Universal
6The Majestic$7,366,207--2,361--$3,120$7,366,2071Warner Bros.
7Not Another Teen Movie$7,152,950-43%2,3650$3,025$23,306,1262Sony / Columbia
8Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$7,092,906-28%3,311-111$2,142$264,236,4386Warner Bros.
9Joe Somebody$5,377,635--2,506--$2,146$5,377,6351Fox
10Monsters, Inc.$3,801,332-24%2,097-365$1,813$224,448,1518Disney