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, Mar. 10 - Sun, Mar. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Failure to Launch$24,411,789--3,057--$7,986$24,411,7891Paramount
2The Shaggy Dog (2006)$16,309,631--3,501--$4,659$16,309,6311Disney
3The Hills Have Eyes (2006)$15,708,049--2,620--$5,995$15,708,0491Fox Searchlight
416 Blocks$7,410,295-37%2,7060$2,738$22,809,3382Warner Bros.
5Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion$5,750,171-55%1,812-382$3,173$55,703,9783Lionsgate
6Eight Below$5,553,269-45%2,970-152$1,870$66,567,6264Disney
7Aquamarine$3,857,572-48%2,53826$1,520$12,373,5662Fox
8Ultraviolet$3,681,530-59%2,5580$1,439$14,833,0832Sony / Screen Gems
9The Pink Panther (2006)$3,648,971-47%2,302-722$1,585$74,653,1335Sony / Columbia
10Date Movie$2,525,550-51%1,812-791$1,394$44,288,8764Fox