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. 23 - Sun, Dec. 25

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1King Kong (2005)$21,259,536--3,5768$5,945$108,581,9332Universal
2The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$19,778,332--3,853173$5,133$153,222,0833Disney
3Fun with Dick and Jane (2005)$14,383,177--3,056--$4,707$21,959,4191Sony / Columbia
4Cheaper by the Dozen 2$9,310,008--3,175--$2,932$14,591,6081Fox
5Memoirs of a Geisha$6,751,022--1,5471495$4,364$9,841,5591Sony / Columbia
6The Family Stone$6,564,530--2,4693$2,659$25,762,5132Fox
7The Ringer$5,158,662--1,829--$2,820$5,158,6621Fox Searchlight
8Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire$3,916,046--2,521-664$1,553$260,635,8306Warner Bros.
9Rumor Has It$3,473,901--2,815--$1,234$3,473,9011Warner Bros.
10Syriana$3,109,911--1,725-50$1,803$28,753,0923Warner Bros.