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. 24 - Sun, Jan. 26

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Darkness Falls$12,025,900--2,837--$4,239$12,025,9001Sony / Columbia
2Kangaroo Jack$11,547,974-30%2,84830$4,055$35,114,0012Warner Bros.
3National Security$7,309,539-49%2,7290$2,678$26,040,6232Sony / Columbia
4The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$6,611,460-47%2,666-444$2,480$308,822,4366New Line
5Catch Me If You Can (2002)$6,500,089-48%2,776-274$2,342$144,966,9235DreamWorks
6Just Married$6,481,972-45%2,705-64$2,396$43,354,9663Fox
7Confessions of a Dangerous Mind$5,833,0525983%1,7691764$3,297$6,152,6664Miramax
8About Schmidt$5,382,302-5%1,236290$4,355$36,051,3627New Line
9A Guy Thing$3,363,618-58%2,5205$1,335$12,300,3552MGM
10Gangs of New York$2,764,424-26%1,905-265$1,451$65,372,2716Miramax