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, Apr. 19 - Sun, Apr. 21

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Scorpion King$36,076,354--3,444--$10,475$36,076,3541Universal
2Changing Lanes$11,068,372-35%2,64229$4,189$32,763,9012Paramount
3Murder by Numbers$9,307,635--2,663--$3,495$9,307,6351Warner Bros.
4The Rookie (2002)$6,451,836-20%2,507-13$2,574$53,832,5334Disney
5Panic Room$6,004,655-43%2,825-294$2,126$84,422,6864Sony / Columbia
6Ice Age$5,902,948-31%2,820-191$2,093$159,628,3226Fox
7The Sweetest Thing$5,105,243-46%2,6700$1,912$16,912,5882Sony / Columbia
8High Crimes$3,923,069-48%2,409-338$1,629$30,907,5223Fox
9Clockstoppers$2,826,455-39%2,188-324$1,292$31,850,6654Paramount
10Frailty$2,165,374-49%1,4970$1,446$7,624,8592Lionsgate