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, Jul. 9 - Sun, Jul. 11

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 2$45,179,489-49%4,16614$10,845$256,435,2142Sony / Columbia
2Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$28,417,271--3,091--$9,194$28,417,2711DreamWorks
3King Arthur (2004)$15,194,686--3,086--$4,924$23,623,8541Disney
4Fahrenheit 9/11$11,030,898-32%2,011286$5,485$80,134,7393Lionsgate
5The Notebook (2004)$6,538,093-37%2,288-35$2,858$43,090,6913New Line
6White Chicks$6,231,491-28%2,201-599$2,831$56,912,6303Sony / Columbia
7DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$5,709,689-30%2,444-509$2,336$97,868,5174Fox
8The Terminal$4,974,296-37%2,313-469$2,151$65,258,9284DreamWorks
9Shrek 2$4,451,212-47%2,142-467$2,078$418,524,0718DreamWorks
10Sleepover$4,170,546--2,207--$1,890$4,170,5461MGM