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, Jul. 7 - Sun, Jul. 9

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$135,633,757--4,133--$32,817$135,633,7571Disney
2Superman Returns$21,815,266-58%4,0650$5,367$141,645,8842Warner Bros.
3The Devil Wears Prada$15,016,109-45%2,88235$5,210$63,109,2892Fox
4Click$11,922,356-40%3,458-306$3,448$105,844,7753Sony / Columbia
5Cars$10,734,1162%3,379-327$3,177$205,905,3395Disney
6Nacho Libre$3,339,685-49%2,262-820$1,476$73,814,8724Paramount
7The Lake House$2,853,772-41%2,420-225$1,179$45,636,3144Warner Bros.
8The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$2,551,151-43%1,868-802$1,366$57,438,2374Universal
9The Break-Up$1,620,507-46%1,175-736$1,379$114,275,3316Universal
10The Da Vinci Code$1,322,134-45%1,012-372$1,306$213,210,9538Sony / Columbia