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, Jan. 16 - Sun, Jan. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Along Came Polly$27,721,215--2,984--$9,290$27,721,2151Universal
2Cheaper by the Dozen$11,873,3311%3,025-213$3,925$115,073,8534Fox
3Torque$11,442,203--2,463--$4,646$11,442,2031Warner Bros.
4Big Fish$10,306,482-25%2,514108$4,100$37,861,0956Sony / Columbia
5The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$10,220,492-28%3,003-529$3,403$326,818,6815New Line
6Cold Mountain$6,811,773-14%2,802500$2,431$64,843,4584Miramax
7Something's Gotta Give$6,721,767-13%2,502-374$2,687$101,681,3066Sony / Columbia
8My Baby's Daddy$4,433,788-41%1,4481$3,062$13,177,8262Miramax
9The Last Samurai$3,707,472-19%1,403-498$2,643$102,589,8117Warner Bros.
10Teacher's Pet$3,602,245--2,027--$1,777$3,602,2451Disney