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. 16 - Sun, Jul. 18

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1I, Robot$52,180,561--3,420--$15,257$52,180,5611Fox
2Spider-Man 2$24,775,809-45%4,058-108$6,105$302,284,5803Sony / Columbia
3Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$13,849,335-51%3,10413$4,462$56,956,7992DreamWorks
4A Cinderella Story$13,622,882--2,625--$5,190$13,622,8821Warner Bros.
5Fahrenheit 9/11$7,175,674-35%2,004-7$3,581$94,002,1074Lionsgate
6King Arthur (2004)$7,162,618-53%3,0860$2,321$38,112,7072Disney
7The Notebook (2004)$5,651,212-14%2,089-199$2,705$53,890,0084New Line
8DodgeBall: A True Underdog Story$3,813,465-33%1,945-499$1,961$105,167,6895Fox
9White Chicks$3,436,494-45%1,730-471$1,986$63,469,5814Sony / Columbia
10Shrek 2$3,230,044-27%1,857-285$1,739$425,016,9029DreamWorks