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, Oct. 10 - Sun, Oct. 12

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kill Bill Vol. 1$22,089,322--3,102--$7,121$22,089,3221Miramax
2School of Rock$15,488,232-21%2,929315$5,288$39,672,0972Paramount
3Good Boy!$13,108,038--3,225--$4,065$13,108,0381MGM
4Intolerable Cruelty$12,525,468--2,564--$4,885$12,525,4681Universal
5Out of Time$8,588,688-47%3,0760$2,792$28,709,3832MGM
6House of the Dead$5,683,280--1,520--$3,739$5,683,2801Artisan
7The Rundown$5,208,527-46%2,823-331$1,845$40,287,9363Universal
8Under the Tuscan Sun$4,910,970-36%1,7014$2,887$28,307,1033Disney
9Secondhand Lions$3,297,211-36%2,563-469$1,286$35,394,8724New Line
10Underworld$2,289,431-55%1,906-809$1,201$48,778,3794Sony / Screen Gems