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. 26 - Sun, Jul. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Austin Powers in Goldmember$73,072,142--3,613--$20,225$76,625,9321New Line
2Road to Perdition$11,107,153-28%2,25091$4,937$65,648,6443DreamWorks
3Stuart Little 2$10,613,138-30%3,28227$3,234$34,724,4342Sony / Columbia
4Men in Black II$8,476,863-42%3,542-99$2,393$173,380,0284Sony / Columbia
5K-19: The Widowmaker$7,264,765-43%2,8302$2,567$24,960,6842Paramount
6The Country Bears$5,309,386--2,553--$2,080$5,309,3861Disney
7Mr. Deeds$4,248,183-42%2,309-514$1,840$116,164,6265Sony / Columbia
8Reign of Fire$3,468,371-53%2,005-624$1,730$36,405,5723Disney
9Minority Report$3,124,728-30%1,365-307$2,289$123,417,4136Fox
10Lilo & Stitch$2,734,958-45%1,780-347$1,536$134,219,3786Disney