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, Nov. 4 - Sun, Nov. 6

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Chicken Little$40,049,339--3,654--$10,960$40,049,3391Disney
2Jarhead$27,726,239--2,411--$11,500$27,726,2391Universal
3Saw II$16,853,582-47%2,9490$5,715$60,120,9102Lionsgate
4The Legend of Zorro$10,023,775-39%3,5200$2,848$30,313,1912Sony / Columbia
5Prime$5,144,218-17%1,83710$2,800$13,336,1302Universal
6Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story$4,794,389-22%2,617126$1,832$23,819,6153DreamWorks
7The Weather Man$2,870,329-32%1,5100$1,901$8,639,4052Paramount
8Flightplan$2,290,546-16%1,445-321$1,585$84,412,0417Disney
9North Country$2,153,445-40%2,211-344$974$15,650,5423Warner Bros.
10Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit$2,099,833-51%2,278-657$922$52,826,2145DreamWorks