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. 21 - Sun, Jul. 23

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$35,215,222-44%4,1330$8,520$321,899,1543Disney
2Monster House$22,216,830--3,553--$6,253$22,216,8301Sony / Columbia
3Lady in the Water$18,043,082--3,235--$5,577$18,043,0821Warner Bros.
4You, Me and Dupree$12,768,102-41%3,1376$4,070$45,301,6932Universal
5Little Man$11,024,565-49%2,5374$4,346$40,635,6052Sony / Columbia
6Clerks II$10,061,585--2,150--$4,680$10,061,5851MGM / Weinstein
7My Super Ex-Girlfriend$8,604,169--2,702--$3,184$8,604,1691Fox
8Superman Returns$7,375,527-40%2,826-939$2,610$178,347,5804Warner Bros.
9The Devil Wears Prada$7,362,547-29%2,248-562$3,275$97,508,6144Fox
10Cars$4,946,915-37%2,410-593$2,053$229,481,2497Disney