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, Jul. 18 - Sun, Jul. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bad Boys II$46,523,303--3,186--$14,602$46,523,3031Sony / Columbia
2Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$34,034,851-27%3,35990$10,132$133,007,7782Disney
3The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$10,158,428-56%3,0020$3,384$42,531,4002Fox
4Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$9,327,246-52%3,404-100$2,740$127,893,9073Warner Bros.
5Johnny English$9,134,029--2,236--$4,085$9,134,0291Universal
6Finding Nemo$7,275,444-14%2,480-163$2,934$303,794,5418Disney
7Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$6,122,892-49%3,205-170$1,910$75,455,9543MGM
8How to Deal$5,809,960--2,319--$2,505$5,809,9601New Line
9Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$3,810,937-47%2,261-941$1,686$89,235,1794Sony / Columbia
1028 Days Later$2,541,660-40%1,310-86$1,940$33,399,1284Fox Searchlight