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, Nov. 21 - Sun, Nov. 23

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$38,330,309--3,464--$11,065$38,330,3091Universal
2Gothika$19,289,664--2,382--$8,098$19,289,6641Warner Bros.
3Elf$18,715,992-29%3,3810$5,536$94,740,2583New Line
4Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$15,212,900-39%3,1010$4,906$47,278,4762Fox
5Love Actually$8,644,424-1%1,690513$5,115$30,438,6963Universal
6The Matrix Revolutions$7,031,714-57%3,024-478$2,325$125,384,5373Warner Bros.
7Brother Bear$5,346,229-56%2,885-145$1,853$70,320,7964Disney
8Looney Tunes: Back in Action$4,214,213-55%2,9030$1,452$14,890,7532Warner Bros.
9Scary Movie 3$3,135,252-49%2,359-601$1,329$106,483,6325Miramax / Dimension
10Radio$2,618,311-46%1,925-491$1,360$47,083,9355Sony / Columbia