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.

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Resident Evil: Apocalypse$23,037,046--3,284--$7,015$23,037,0461Sony / Screen Gems
2Cellular$10,100,571--2,749--$3,674$10,100,5711New Line
3Without a Paddle$4,512,795-36%2,754-2$1,639$45,519,0454Paramount
4Hero (2002)$4,420,702-50%2,17583$2,033$41,653,7463Miramax
5The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement$2,933,011-61%2,452-687$1,196$89,260,9965Disney
6Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid$2,807,927-65%2,544-361$1,104$27,579,7153Sony / Screen Gems
7Paparazzi$2,771,359-65%2,15338$1,287$12,006,6882Fox
8Collateral$2,718,494-58%2,024-324$1,343$92,695,5816DreamWorks
9Vanity Fair$2,613,777-58%1,0543$2,480$11,098,4912Focus
10Wicker Park$2,509,277-63%2,5980$966$10,434,9122MGM