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. 30 - Sun, Jul. 2

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superman Returns$52,535,597--4,065--$12,924$84,595,4441Warner Bros.
2The Devil Wears Prada$27,535,816--2,847--$9,672$27,535,8161Fox
3Click$19,919,956-50%3,76415$5,292$78,436,5412Sony / Columbia
4Cars$10,503,618-55%3,706-243$2,834$182,587,3934Disney
5Nacho Libre$6,600,001-48%3,082-1$2,141$65,374,9363Paramount
6The Lake House$4,812,392-46%2,6450$1,819$39,042,2553Warner Bros.
7The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$4,485,167-54%2,670-360$1,680$51,721,9403Universal
8Waist Deep$3,423,003-64%1,0062$3,403$15,284,7642Rogue
9The Break-Up$2,990,245-55%1,911-995$1,565$110,228,2135Universal
10The Da Vinci Code$2,424,933-40%1,384-527$1,752$209,919,2577Sony / Columbia