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. 25 - Sun, Jan. 27

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Spartans$18,505,552--2,605--$7,104$18,505,5521Fox
2Rambo$18,203,133--2,751--$6,617$18,203,1331Lionsgate
327 Dresses$13,360,999-42%3,07417$4,346$45,107,3992Fox
4Cloverfield$12,712,888-68%3,4110$3,727$64,306,8832Paramount
5Untraceable$11,355,231--2,368--$4,795$11,355,2311Sony / Screen Gems
6The Bucket List$10,532,398-25%2,9150$3,613$58,008,5503Warner Bros.
7Juno$10,151,8622%2,426-108$4,185$100,016,4735Fox Searchlight
8Mad Money$4,577,839-41%2,4700$1,853$15,252,8382Overture
9Alvin and the Chipmunks$4,512,438-35%2,430-532$1,857$204,117,8687Fox
10How She Move$3,957,035--1,531--$2,585$3,957,0351Paramount Vantage