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. 22 - Sun, Feb. 24

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Queen of the Damned$14,757,567--2,511--$5,877$14,757,5671Warner Bros.
2John Q.$12,473,834-38%2,50539$4,980$40,088,2902New Line
3Dragonfly$10,216,624--2,507--$4,075$10,216,6241Universal
4Return to Never Land$8,989,475-24%2,62621$3,423$27,263,5482Disney
5Crossroads (2002)$7,010,111-52%2,3811$2,944$26,178,4212Paramount
6Big Fat Liar$6,324,545-45%2,437-97$2,595$33,235,2833Universal
7Hart's War$4,461,246-50%2,4590$1,814$15,004,6492MGM
8Super Troopers$3,908,234-45%1,80525$2,165$12,477,6852Fox Searchlight
9Collateral Damage$3,854,467-54%2,410-414$1,599$34,603,4783Warner Bros.
10Snow Dogs$3,338,317-50%2,194-92$1,522$72,627,2196Disney