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. 14 - Sun, Dec. 16

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1I Am Legend$77,211,710--3,606--$21,412$77,211,7101Warner Bros.
2Alvin and the Chipmunks$44,306,904--3,475--$12,750$44,306,9041Fox
3The Golden Compass$8,825,549-66%3,5280$2,502$40,773,5272New Line
4Enchanted$5,534,055-48%3,066-454$1,805$91,801,7434Disney
5No Country for Old Men$2,827,530-31%1,34824$2,098$33,409,4346Miramax
6The Perfect Holiday$2,283,374--1,307--$1,747$2,928,4711Yari Film Group
7This Christmas$2,260,138-54%1,92142$1,177$46,003,0574Sony / Screen Gems
8Fred Claus$2,221,710-52%2,750-435$808$68,884,0206Warner Bros.
9August Rush$1,765,543-50%2,007-303$880$28,048,0984Warner Bros.
10Beowulf$1,380,412-70%1,659-1317$832$79,258,6145Paramount