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. 22 - Sun, Jul. 24

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Charlie and the Chocolate Factory$28,254,134-50%3,79020$7,455$114,059,0162Warner Bros.
2Wedding Crashers$25,665,065-24%2,9250$8,774$80,369,7912New Line
3Fantastic Four$12,648,256-44%3,449-170$3,667$122,931,4883Fox
4The Island (2005)$12,409,241--3,122--$3,975$12,409,2411DreamWorks
5Bad News Bears$11,382,495--3,183--$3,576$11,382,4951Paramount
6War of the Worlds$8,926,219-41%3,265-459$2,734$208,418,8304Paramount
7Hustle and Flow$8,018,912--1,013--$7,916$8,018,9121Paramount Classics
8The Devil's Rejects$7,067,606--1,757--$4,023$7,067,6061Lionsgate
9Batman Begins$4,727,274-22%2,275-535$2,078$191,108,5916Warner Bros.
10Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)$3,702,769-29%1,916-454$1,933$174,645,1197Fox