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. 10 - Sun, Feb. 12

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Pink Panther (2006)$20,220,102--3,477--$5,815$20,220,1021Sony / Columbia
2Final Destination 3$19,173,094--2,880--$6,657$19,173,0941New Line
3Curious George$14,704,322--2,566--$5,730$14,704,3221Universal
4Firewall$13,635,313--2,840--$4,801$13,635,3131Warner Bros.
5When a Stranger Calls (2006)$9,112,394-58%3,0045$3,033$33,957,9112Sony / Screen Gems
6Big Momma's House 2$6,931,803-49%2,733-528$2,536$54,907,9583Fox
7Nanny McPhee$4,940,201-50%2,1482$2,300$32,954,8443Universal
8Brokeback Mountain$4,025,031-33%1,966-123$2,047$66,491,04510Focus
9Underworld: Evolution$2,608,598-51%1,835-1035$1,422$57,355,2904Sony / Screen Gems
10Hoodwinked$2,406,028-55%2,085-822$1,154$47,264,9725The Weinstein Company