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, Mar. 26 - Sun, Mar. 28

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$29,438,768--3,312--$8,889$29,438,7681Warner Bros.
2The Ladykillers$12,635,905--1,583--$7,982$12,635,9051Disney
3The Passion of the Christ$12,593,872-35%3,214-36$3,918$315,153,6115Newmarket
4Dawn of the Dead (2004)$10,675,217-60%2,7483$3,885$44,219,1572Universal
5Jersey Girl$8,319,171--1,520--$5,473$8,319,1711Miramax
6Taking Lives$6,558,839-43%2,7050$2,425$21,719,6722Warner Bros.
7Starsky & Hutch$6,212,399-40%2,985-200$2,081$76,823,8824Warner Bros.
8Hidalgo$5,335,861-37%2,667-262$2,001$56,425,2864Disney
9Secret Window$5,314,388-43%2,912-106$1,825$40,572,0183Sony / Columbia
10Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind$5,256,301-36%1,3574$3,873$16,553,8022Focus