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. 30 - Sun, Aug. 1

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Village$50,747,297--3,730--$13,605$50,747,2971Disney
2The Bourne Supremacy$24,167,075-54%3,18015$7,600$98,830,0092Universal
3The Manchurian Candidate (2004)$20,018,197--2,867--$6,982$20,018,1971Paramount
4I, Robot$10,355,243-52%3,204-290$3,232$115,039,3333Fox
5Spider-Man 2$8,613,148-43%3,001-752$2,870$344,436,5525Sony / Columbia
6Catwoman$6,446,107-61%3,1170$2,068$29,777,6042Warner Bros.
7Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle$5,480,378--2,135--$2,567$5,480,3781New Line
8A Cinderella Story$4,870,470-38%2,350-275$2,073$40,326,0063Warner Bros.
9Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy$3,133,282-55%2,032-904$1,542$78,167,7734DreamWorks
10Fahrenheit 9/11$3,109,038-35%1,217-638$2,555$109,468,7136Lionsgate