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, Jun. 6 - Sun, Jun. 8

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
12 Fast 2 Furious$50,472,723--3,408--$14,810$50,472,7231Universal
2Finding Nemo$46,590,969-34%3,39117$13,740$144,046,9152Disney
3Bruce Almighty$22,358,480-40%3,54957$6,300$171,437,2533Universal
4The Italian Job$13,163,827-32%2,877244$4,576$40,002,2602Paramount
5The Matrix Reloaded$9,187,243-41%3,225-228$2,849$247,783,2414Warner Bros.
6Daddy Day Care$4,614,038-32%2,713-415$1,701$88,467,0375Sony / Columbia
7X2: X-Men United$3,006,910-41%2,050-480$1,467$204,261,5296Fox
8Wrong Turn$2,654,217-49%1,614-1$1,644$9,742,2502Fox
9The In-Laws$1,978,370-47%2,047-605$966$17,899,1403Warner Bros.