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, Aug. 29 - Sun, Aug. 31

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Jeepers Creepers II$15,270,038--3,124--$4,888$15,270,0381MGM / United Artists
2S.W.A.T.$10,780,2952%2,781-423$3,876$102,702,5084Sony / Columbia
3Freaky Friday (2003)$9,219,794-1%3,0679$3,006$87,460,2944Disney
4Open Range$8,075,707-15%2,24481$3,599$40,810,9683Disney
5Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$7,970,01910%2,227-177$3,579$272,169,3198Disney
6Freddy Vs. Jason$7,111,236-46%2,929-85$2,428$72,399,7593New Line
7Seabiscuit$6,518,0146%2,55622$2,550$102,099,6946Universal
8The Medallion$6,210,244-23%2,6524$2,342$16,865,2072Sony / TriStar
9Uptown Girls$5,607,0070%2,166-329$2,589$30,425,2533MGM
10American Wedding$4,760,255-13%1,810-657$2,630$97,695,9725Universal