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, Jan. 3 - Sun, Jan. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$25,017,530-49%3,6220$6,907$261,031,9443New Line
2Catch Me If You Can (2002)$21,143,257-30%3,17014$6,670$97,439,2732DreamWorks
3Two Weeks Notice$11,126,433-28%2,7550$4,039$68,810,7813Warner Bros.
4Maid in Manhattan$8,620,517-31%3,050112$2,826$76,327,2894Sony / Columbia
5Gangs of New York$7,327,177-33%2,305115$3,179$47,084,9833Miramax
6The Wild Thornberrys Movie$5,509,680-25%2,881-131$1,912$31,528,9363Paramount
7Drumline$5,303,002-35%1,653-16$3,208$47,541,5814Fox
8Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$4,655,191-28%2,015-490$2,310$252,104,9098Warner Bros.
9The Hot Chick$3,631,339-25%2,160-86$1,681$29,853,0734Disney
10Die Another Day$2,939,517-33%1,808-67$1,626$153,770,2557MGM