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, Jan. 4 - Sun, Jan. 6

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Juno$15,860,62649%1,925906$8,239$51,669,0962Fox Searchlight
2I Am Legend$15,715,377-43%3,64812$4,308$228,054,8454Warner Bros.
3Alvin and the Chipmunks$15,545,713-46%3,462-22$4,490$176,279,9664Fox
4One Missed Call$12,511,046--2,240--$5,585$12,511,0461Warner Bros.
5The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep$6,229,218-32%2,7775$2,243$30,820,1422Sony / Columbia
6Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem$4,483,975-55%2,6176$1,713$37,052,2242Fox
7The Great Debaters$4,251,097-29%1,290119$3,295$22,014,7192MGM / Weinstein
8Enchanted$3,808,064-41%1,932-330$1,971$119,823,9247Disney
9The Golden Compass$2,873,467-39%1,611-324$1,784$65,676,3875New Line