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, Feb. 20 - Sun, Feb. 22

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
150 First Dates$20,428,020-49%3,61221$5,656$71,739,8312Sony / Columbia
2Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$9,350,971--2,503--$3,736$9,350,9711Disney
3Miracle$7,803,221-44%2,713-42$2,876$50,355,8623Disney
4Welcome to Mooseport$6,774,885--2,868--$2,362$6,774,8851Fox
5Eurotrip$6,711,007--2,512--$2,672$6,711,0071DreamWorks
6Barbershop 2: Back in Business$6,287,157-57%2,229-482$2,821$53,224,2233MGM
7Mystic River$3,094,291-16%1,352-18$2,289$79,222,79819Warner Bros.
8Against the Ropes$3,038,120--1,601--$1,898$3,038,1201Paramount
9The Butterfly Effect$2,975,882-43%1,901-387$1,565$53,222,0085New Line
10The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$2,849,706-32%1,407-256$2,025$361,123,16410New Line