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, Dec. 7 - Sun, Dec. 9

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Golden Compass$25,783,232--3,528--$7,308$25,783,2321New Line
2Enchanted$10,709,538-35%3,520-210$3,042$83,867,8203Disney
3This Christmas$4,961,246-38%1,87921$2,640$42,721,6613Sony / Screen Gems
4Fred Claus$4,608,267-16%3,185-235$1,447$65,539,9675Warner Bros.
5Beowulf$4,536,641-45%2,976-273$1,524$76,120,7654Paramount
6No Country for Old Men$4,116,888-6%1,324329$3,109$28,759,1405Miramax
7August Rush$3,510,544-30%2,3100$1,520$25,135,1383Warner Bros.
8Hitman$3,488,276-42%2,418-50$1,443$35,826,8663Fox
9Awake$3,328,145-43%2,02321$1,645$10,743,8522MGM / Weinstein
10The Mist$2,631,005-42%2,336-87$1,126$23,479,7053MGM / Weinstein