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, Mar. 2 - Sun, Mar. 4

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Wild Hogs$39,699,538--3,287--$12,078$39,699,5381Disney
2Zodiac$13,395,382--2,362--$5,671$13,395,3821Paramount
3Ghost Rider$11,553,820-42%3,608-12$3,202$94,813,7813Sony / Columbia
4Bridge to Terabithia$8,904,089-38%3,15920$2,819$58,203,4323Disney
5The Number 23$6,486,304-56%2,7590$2,351$24,125,0412New Line
6Norbit$6,397,278-35%2,827-318$2,263$82,900,5434Paramount / DreamWorks
7Music and Lyrics$4,889,405-36%2,644-311$1,849$38,676,8573Warner Bros.
8Black Snake Moan$4,143,093--1,252--$3,309$4,143,0931Paramount Vantage
9Reno 911!: Miami$3,943,155-62%2,7020$1,459$16,606,9332Fox
10Breach$3,617,222-40%1,4985$2,415$25,555,2403Universal