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, Nov. 8 - Sun, Nov. 10

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
18 Mile$51,239,864--2,470--$20,745$51,239,8641Universal
2The Santa Clause 2$24,735,057-15%3,3522$7,379$60,039,2442Disney
3The Ring$15,507,476-14%2,927119$5,298$85,604,8064DreamWorks
4I Spy$8,810,797-31%3,1820$2,769$24,488,9502Sony / Columbia
5jackass: the movie$7,105,082-44%2,5322$2,806$53,198,0233Paramount
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$5,854,0054%1,975-2$2,964$179,450,37730IFC Films
7Sweet Home Alabama$3,810,701-17%2,004-437$1,902$118,547,4577Disney
8Ghost Ship$3,157,903-53%2,361-426$1,338$26,174,4433Warner Bros.
9Femme Fatale$2,777,029--1,066--$2,605$3,432,4381Warner Bros.
10Punch-Drunk Love$2,500,838-38%1,29341$1,934$14,510,3395Sony / Columbia