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.
1Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith$55,205,734-49%3,6632$15,071$255,645,9512Fox
2The Longest Yard (2005)$47,607,501--3,634--$13,101$47,607,5011Paramount
3Madagascar$47,223,568--4,131--$11,432$47,223,5681DreamWorks
4Monster-in-Law$10,242,898-29%3,230-194$3,171$59,905,8853New Line
5Kicking & Screaming$5,129,786-52%2,966-504$1,730$42,744,1783Universal
6Crash (2005)$4,658,491-16%1,680-225$2,773$34,797,4084Lionsgate
7The Interpreter$2,072,940-29%1,171-993$1,770$68,669,1026Universal
8Unleashed$1,886,465-54%1,419-543$1,329$21,505,7263Rogue
9Kingdom of Heaven$1,691,871-52%1,328-1480$1,274$44,516,5274Fox
10House of Wax$1,304,365-60%1,635-1131$798$29,540,9254Warner Bros.