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, Feb. 3 - Sun, Feb. 5

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1When a Stranger Calls (2006)$21,606,778--2,999--$7,205$21,606,7781Sony / Screen Gems
2Big Momma's House 2$13,600,421-51%3,2610$4,171$45,661,0092Fox
3Nanny McPhee$9,795,868-32%2,146151$4,565$26,534,5912Universal
4Brokeback Mountain$6,003,544-8%2,089435$2,874$60,128,6289Focus
5Hoodwinked$5,306,938-29%2,9072328$1,826$44,096,1134The Weinstein Company
6Underworld: Evolution$5,302,539-54%2,870-337$1,848$52,951,9673Sony / Screen Gems
7Something New$4,879,736--1,265--$3,857$4,879,7361Focus
8Annapolis$3,416,116-56%1,6072$2,126$12,884,2852Disney
9Walk the Line$3,286,9778%1,577376$2,084$110,612,55012Fox
10The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe$3,072,087-32%1,716-454$1,790$281,937,6709Disney