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. 30 - Sun, Apr. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blades of Glory$33,012,853--3,372--$9,790$33,012,8531Paramount / DreamWorks
2Meet the Robinsons$25,124,084--3,413--$7,361$25,124,0841Disney
3300$11,434,773-42%3,004-276$3,807$179,942,7244Warner Bros.
4TMNT$9,232,474-62%3,12010$2,959$38,502,2682Warner Bros.
5Wild Hogs$8,662,742-37%3,200-201$2,707$135,631,0495Disney
6Shooter$8,363,962-42%2,8060$2,981$27,575,1712Paramount
7Premonition$5,213,773-45%2,474-357$2,107$39,458,2413Sony / Columbia
8The Hills Have Eyes II (2007)$4,185,585-57%2,46518$1,698$16,070,8562Fox Atomic
9Reign Over Me$3,834,361-49%1,6710$2,295$13,464,9492Sony / Columbia
10The Last Mimzy$3,815,600-62%3,0170$1,265$16,012,4072New Line