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. 26 - Sun, Apr. 28

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Scorpion King$18,039,275-50%3,4495$5,230$61,315,5442Universal
2Changing Lanes$9,008,285-19%2,6420$3,410$44,579,4163Paramount
3Jason X$6,649,006--1,878--$3,540$6,649,0061New Line
4Murder by Numbers$6,362,041-32%2,6630$2,389$18,362,4772Warner Bros.
5Life or Something Like It$6,219,323--2,606--$2,387$6,219,3231Fox
6The Rookie (2002)$5,607,669-13%2,54336$2,205$60,770,6285Disney
7Ice Age$5,020,500-15%2,594-226$1,935$165,830,6317Fox
8Panic Room$4,210,107-30%2,463-362$1,709$90,180,6875Sony / Columbia
9High Crimes$3,111,183-21%2,054-355$1,515$35,093,1794Fox
10The Sweetest Thing$2,903,836-43%2,124-546$1,367$21,282,2713Sony / Columbia