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, Mar. 18 - Sun, Mar. 20

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Ring Two$35,065,371--3,332--$10,524$35,065,3711DreamWorks
2Robots$21,025,182-42%3,7760$5,568$66,068,3862Fox
3The Pacifier$12,530,155-31%3,18115$3,939$72,268,8373Disney
4Ice Princess$6,807,808--2,501--$2,722$6,807,8081Disney
5Hitch$6,480,194-26%2,703-272$2,397$159,326,9276Sony / Columbia
6Hostage$5,989,221-41%2,18360$2,744$19,505,7222Miramax
7Be Cool$5,871,879-43%2,660-556$2,207$47,274,8263MGM
8Million Dollar Baby$4,021,764-22%2,210-165$1,820$89,954,87814Warner Bros.
9Diary of a Mad Black Woman$2,403,928-51%1,279-326$1,880$47,670,2634Lionsgate
10Constantine$2,324,482-39%1,670-500$1,392$70,384,1015Warner Bros.