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. 22 - Sun, Feb. 24

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Vantage Point$22,874,528--3,149--$7,264$22,874,5281Sony / Columbia
2The Spiderwick Chronicles$13,101,057-31%3,8470$3,406$44,078,4082Paramount
3Jumper$12,708,412-54%3,4302$3,705$56,264,1062Fox
4Step Up 2 the Streets$9,605,747-49%2,48010$3,873$41,238,7632Disney
5Fool's Gold$6,553,439-49%3,075-50$2,131$52,717,1713Warner Bros.
6Definitely, Maybe$5,217,879-47%2,22016$2,350$21,814,8372Universal
7Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins$4,159,533-51%1,873-514$2,221$35,666,0503Universal
8Juno$4,155,244-10%1,727-138$2,406$130,438,2639Fox Searchlight
9The Bucket List$2,511,210-37%1,902-405$1,320$85,115,5837Warner Bros.
10No Country for Old Men$2,404,68228%1,101176$2,184$62,833,11916Miramax