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. 31 - Sun, Apr. 2

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: The Meltdown$68,032,708--3,964--$17,163$68,032,7081Fox
2Inside Man$15,439,043-47%2,83012$5,455$52,509,8682Universal
3ATL$11,553,820--1,602--$7,212$11,553,8201Warner Bros.
4Failure to Launch$6,462,801-38%3,074-128$2,102$73,090,6124Paramount
5V for Vendetta$6,296,631-49%2,910-455$2,164$56,663,5393Warner Bros.
6Stay Alive$4,505,661-58%2,0090$2,243$17,280,2462Disney
7She's the Man$4,429,176-39%2,552-79$1,736$26,625,9683Paramount / DreamWorks
8Slither$3,880,336--1,945--$1,995$3,880,3361Universal
9The Shaggy Dog (2006)$3,242,881-64%2,929-492$1,107$53,553,7864Disney
10Basic Instinct 2$3,200,840--1,453--$2,203$3,200,8401Sony / Columbia