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, Apr. 14 - Sun, Apr. 16

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scary Movie 4$40,223,099--3,602--$11,167$40,223,0991Weinstein / Dimension
2Ice Age: The Meltdown$20,027,101-41%3,873-96$5,171$147,225,8993Fox
3The Benchwarmers$9,912,581-50%3,2828$3,020$35,881,3772Sony / Columbia
4The Wild$9,684,281--2,854--$3,393$9,684,2811Disney
5Take the Lead$6,783,697-44%3,0090$2,254$22,602,6022New Line
6Inside Man$6,427,746-30%2,477-390$2,595$75,424,8284Universal
7Lucky Number Slevin$4,752,940-32%1,9895$2,390$14,296,9622MGM / Weinstein
8Thank You for Smoking$4,490,21494%1,015716$4,424$11,537,7335Fox Searchlight
9Failure to Launch$2,609,074-37%1,950-666$1,338$83,182,4886Paramount
10V for Vendetta$2,223,412-35%1,380-623$1,611$66,043,0865Warner Bros.