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, Mar. 21 - Sun, Mar. 23

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$24,589,679-45%3,9617$6,208$86,008,4242Fox
2Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns$20,083,162--2,006--$10,012$20,083,1621Lionsgate
3Shutter (2008)$10,447,786--2,753--$3,795$10,447,7861Fox
4Drillbit Taylor$10,309,418--3,056--$3,374$10,309,4181Paramount
510,000 B.C.$8,932,096-47%3,45444$2,586$76,398,8783Warner Bros.
6Never Back Down$4,827,250-44%2,7290$1,769$16,787,3272Summit
7College Road Trip$4,698,464-40%2,575-131$1,825$32,074,1663Disney
8The Bank Job$4,191,510-17%1,6130$2,599$19,523,1373Lionsgate
9Vantage Point$3,804,529-30%2,124-637$1,791$65,302,5745Sony / Columbia
10Doomsday$2,248,724-54%1,9382$1,160$8,976,0002Rogue