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, Feb. 8 - Sun, Feb. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Collateral Damage$15,059,973--2,824--$5,333$15,059,9731Warner Bros.
2Big Fat Liar$11,554,755--2,531--$4,565$11,554,7551Universal
3Rollerball$9,013,548--2,762--$3,263$9,013,5481MGM
4Snow Dogs$7,178,242-30%2,4540$2,925$59,914,2854Disney
5The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)$6,454,984-26%2,199-12$2,935$32,359,5733Disney
6A Walk to Remember$5,543,731-37%2,311-109$2,399$30,299,0833Warner Bros.
7The Mothman Prophecies$4,870,476-34%2,275-56$2,141$28,011,7383Sony / Screen Gems
8Kung Pow! Enter the Fist$1,402,774-64%1,266-1209$1,108$14,224,5543Fox
9Slackers$1,126,059-60%1,877-16$600$4,815,0402Sony / Columbia
10Orange County$1,118,456-61%1,406-819$795$39,662,3265Paramount