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, Jan. 28 - Sun, Jan. 30

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hide and Seek$21,959,215--3,005--$7,308$21,959,2151Fox
2Are We There Yet?$16,345,225-12%2,7101$6,031$38,457,8322Sony / Columbia
3Million Dollar Baby$12,264,481642%2,0101863$6,102$21,585,6427Warner Bros.
4Meet the Fockers$8,026,987-17%3,006-440$2,670$258,374,1586Universal
5Coach Carter$8,014,720-24%2,57422$3,114$53,570,7203Paramount
6The Aviator (2004)$7,550,12856%2,503242$3,016$68,250,3266Miramax
7Racing Stripes$6,538,059-4%3,1850$2,053$35,065,1623Warner Bros.
8Sideways$6,346,016122%1,694995$3,746$40,057,01215Fox Searchlight
9In Good Company$6,243,630-22%1,960-3$3,186$35,996,3815Universal
10Assault on Precinct 13 (2005)$4,289,986-34%2,2970$1,868$14,761,9272Rogue