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, May. 31 - Sun, Jun. 2

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sum of All Fears$31,178,526--3,183--$9,795$31,178,5261Paramount
2Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$21,003,421-56%3,1610$6,645$232,323,6193Fox
3Spider-Man$14,317,368-60%3,646-230$3,927$353,822,6775Sony / Columbia
4Undercover Brother$12,037,691--2,167--$5,555$12,037,6911Universal
5Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron$11,302,030-36%3,36245$3,362$38,749,4672DreamWorks
6Insomnia (2002)$9,945,668-52%2,6100$3,811$41,613,0782Warner Bros.
7Enough$6,808,804-60%2,6230$2,596$27,149,2232Sony / Columbia
8About a Boy$4,126,168-58%1,7567$2,350$27,847,7513Universal
9Unfaithful$2,941,079-61%1,701-700$1,729$45,674,4634Fox
10The New Guy$1,414,919-74%1,676-698$844$26,819,7704Sony / Columbia