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, Feb. 8 - Sun, Feb. 10

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fool's Gold$21,589,047--3,125--$6,908$21,589,0471Warner Bros.
2Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins$16,206,913--2,387--$6,790$16,206,9131Universal
3The Eye (2008)$6,527,193-47%2,47034$2,643$21,416,9042Lionsgate
4Juno$5,602,004-20%2,321-154$2,414$117,509,1567Fox Searchlight
527 Dresses$5,410,511-37%2,841-135$1,904$65,078,9014Fox
6The Bucket List$5,277,913-22%2,753-162$1,917$74,999,4775Warner Bros.
7Rambo$4,481,351-37%2,717-47$1,649$36,877,5003Lionsgate
8Meet the Spartans$4,110,691-44%2,446-197$1,681$33,950,1033Fox
9Untraceable$3,474,813-32%2,143-225$1,621$24,321,9423Sony / Screen Gems
10Cloverfield$2,755,946-43%2,030-977$1,358$76,041,5774Paramount