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, Feb. 14 - Sun, Feb. 16

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Daredevil$40,310,418--3,471--$11,613$40,310,4181Fox
2How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$18,712,916-21%2,9230$6,402$47,418,8152Paramount
3Chicago$12,710,75218%2,268427$5,604$80,804,3098Miramax
4The Jungle Book 2$11,442,258--2,808--$4,075$11,442,2581Disney
5Shanghai Knights$11,035,874-44%2,7552$4,006$34,184,8142Disney
6The Recruit$7,278,557-21%2,336-40$3,116$39,408,8803Disney
7Final Destination 2$6,242,586-26%2,238-596$2,789$36,163,0713New Line
8Kangaroo Jack$5,035,455-18%2,535-313$1,986$58,958,7225Warner Bros.
9Deliver Us from Eva$4,011,722-40%1,1390$3,522$11,850,2562Focus
10The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$3,597,0772%1,422-258$2,530$325,450,2609New Line