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, Jul. 5 - Sun, Jul. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$52,149,732--3,557--$14,661$87,242,5691Sony / Columbia
2Mr. Deeds$18,411,644-50%3,2310$5,698$73,612,8122Sony / Columbia
3Lilo & Stitch$12,637,020-41%3,2220$3,922$103,017,4843Disney
4Minority Report$12,557,255-42%2,729-272$4,601$97,121,3823Fox
5Like Mike$12,179,420--2,410--$5,054$19,018,7351Fox
6The Bourne Identity$9,156,240-18%2,512-151$3,645$89,019,3264Universal
7Scooby-Doo$7,024,081-43%3,257-190$2,157$137,528,1274Warner Bros.
8The Sum of All Fears$3,715,103-24%1,592-894$2,334$111,723,4746Paramount
9The Powerpuff Girls Movie$3,582,831--2,340--$1,531$6,127,2531Warner Bros.
10Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$2,815,058-31%1,792-375$1,571$60,787,2075Warner Bros.