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, Apr. 13 - Sun, Apr. 15

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Disturbia$22,223,689--2,925--$7,598$22,223,6891Paramount / DreamWorks
2Blades of Glory$13,824,588-39%3,46757$3,987$89,956,7873Paramount / DreamWorks
3Meet the Robinsons$12,468,284-25%3,238-197$3,851$72,372,2253Disney
4Perfect Stranger$11,206,384--2,661--$4,211$11,206,3841Sony / Columbia
5Are We Done Yet?$8,951,919-37%2,8770$3,112$32,755,7222Sony / Columbia
6Pathfinder$5,000,601--1,720--$2,907$5,000,6011Fox
7Wild Hogs$4,676,558-30%2,429-396$1,925$152,281,2207Disney
8The Reaping$4,567,685-54%2,6030$1,755$19,765,7592Warner Bros.
9300$4,453,907-47%2,140-534$2,081$200,967,1406Warner Bros.
10Grindhouse$4,332,202-63%2,6295$1,648$19,792,3052Weinstein / Dimension