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, Sep. 23 - Sun, Sep. 25

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Flightplan$24,630,972--3,424--$7,194$24,630,9721Disney
2Tim Burton's Corpse Bride$19,144,7174827%3,2043199$5,975$19,656,4131Warner Bros.
3Just Like Heaven$9,621,120-41%3,5091$2,742$29,818,0132DreamWorks
4Roll Bounce$7,570,416--1,625--$4,659$7,570,4161Fox Searchlight
5The Exorcism of Emily Rose$7,447,672-50%3,04562$2,446$62,256,5803Sony / Screen Gems
6Lord of War$5,035,112-46%2,8140$1,789$17,384,0472Lionsgate
7The 40-Year-Old Virgin$4,311,390-28%2,581-425$1,670$96,944,1676Universal
8The Constant Gardener$2,324,326-36%1,282-105$1,813$27,670,6414Focus
9Transporter 2$2,228,220-44%1,726-1079$1,291$39,905,4344Fox
10Cry Wolf$2,189,343-51%1,787-2$1,225$7,458,1132Rogue