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, Apr. 23 - Sun, Apr. 25

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Man on Fire (2004)$22,751,965--2,980--$7,635$22,792,5221Fox
213 Going on 30$21,053,551--3,438--$6,124$21,053,5511Sony / Columbia
3Kill Bill Vol. 2$10,410,219-59%3,073102$3,388$42,964,8372Miramax
4The Punisher$6,287,612-55%2,6490$2,374$24,170,4142Lionsgate
5Home on the Range$3,570,157-35%2,481-254$1,439$42,551,2694Disney
6Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed$3,418,291-35%2,420-390$1,413$76,800,8615Warner Bros.
7Hellboy$3,112,268-45%2,218-679$1,403$54,802,1334Sony / Columbia
8Johnson Family Vacation$3,095,115-48%1,259-67$2,458$25,040,3953Fox Searchlight
9Ella Enchanted$2,965,922-30%2,149210$1,380$17,513,9843Miramax
10Walking Tall$2,661,064-42%2,201-243$1,209$40,530,9084MGM