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, Aug. 16 - Sun, Aug. 18

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1XXX$22,112,474-50%3,38814$6,527$83,964,7802Sony / Columbia
2Signs$19,362,658-34%3,34434$5,790$150,511,8963Disney
3Blue Crush$14,168,477--3,002--$4,720$14,168,4771Universal
4Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$11,520,838-31%3,3070$3,484$45,957,0712Miramax / Dimension
5Austin Powers in Goldmember$8,729,757-33%3,113-395$2,804$183,438,3574New Line
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$5,701,15382%1,064341$5,358$39,297,68318IFC Films
7Blood Work$4,808,383-34%2,5250$1,904$15,310,7262Warner Bros.
8Road to Perdition$3,801,749-10%1,914-297$1,986$90,311,1446DreamWorks
9The Master of Disguise$3,164,291-38%2,137-431$1,481$30,289,4733Sony / Columbia
10The Adventures of Pluto Nash$2,181,964--2,320--$941$2,181,9641Warner Bros.