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, Jun. 16 - Sun, Jun. 18

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cars$33,729,643-44%3,9883$8,458$117,052,2932Disney
2Nacho Libre$28,309,572--3,070--$9,221$28,309,5721Paramount
3The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$23,974,205--3,027--$7,920$23,974,2051Universal
4The Lake House$13,617,313--2,645--$5,148$13,617,3131Warner Bros.
5The Break-Up$9,831,311-52%3,14671$3,125$92,261,7643Universal
6X-Men: The Last Stand$7,819,966-51%2,812-868$2,781$216,217,0594Fox
7Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties$7,288,883--2,946--$2,474$7,288,8831Fox
8The Omen (2006)$5,640,789-65%2,7230$2,072$47,189,4712Fox
9The Da Vinci Code$5,267,053-50%2,413-906$2,183$198,770,2935Sony / Columbia
10Over the Hedge$4,337,905-58%2,606-921$1,665$139,050,9295Paramount / DreamWorks