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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anger Management$25,005,769-41%3,57019$7,004$80,039,8212Sony / Columbia
2Holes$16,300,170--2,331--$6,993$16,300,1701Disney
3Malibu's Most Wanted$12,618,979--2,503--$5,042$12,618,9791Warner Bros.
4Bulletproof Monk$8,653,466--2,955--$2,928$11,749,2951MGM
5Phone Booth$5,675,015-26%2,447-42$2,319$35,120,5503Fox
6What a Girl Wants$4,504,420-28%2,930-34$1,537$27,231,1383Warner Bros.
7Bringing Down the House$3,281,628-27%2,284-546$1,437$122,679,7987Disney
8A Man Apart$2,804,432-37%2,174-321$1,290$22,767,8143New Line
9Chicago$2,501,139-22%1,711-403$1,462$160,766,13717Miramax
10Head of State$2,216,122-44%1,844-412$1,202$34,609,0994DreamWorks