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, Dec. 16 - Sun, Dec. 18

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1King Kong (2005)$50,129,974--3,568--$14,050$66,181,1731Universal
2The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$31,838,332-51%3,68064$8,652$113,168,9722Disney
3The Family Stone$12,520,191--2,466--$5,077$12,520,1911Fox
4Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$5,952,317-42%3,185-543$1,869$252,602,2815Warner Bros.
5Syriana$5,605,861-52%1,77523$3,158$22,464,8462Warner Bros.
6Walk the Line$3,686,958-36%2,664-370$1,384$82,606,6425Fox
7Yours, Mine and Ours (2005)$3,511,718-30%2,723-487$1,290$45,203,5404Paramount
8Just Friends$2,080,852-45%1,882-582$1,106$29,584,0384New Line
9Aeon Flux$1,749,902-62%2,058-550$850$23,213,6233Paramount
10Pride & Prejudice (2005)$1,579,825-39%1,141-194$1,385$29,166,7636Focus