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, Apr. 11 - Sun, Apr. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Prom Night (2008)$20,805,202--2,700--$7,706$20,805,2021Sony / Screen Gems
2Street Kings$12,469,066--2,467--$5,054$12,469,0661Fox Searchlight
321$10,471,257-32%2,73683$3,827$61,740,2843Sony / Columbia
4Nim's Island$9,111,076-31%3,5185$2,590$25,389,7292Fox
5Leatherheads$6,277,276-51%2,7712$2,265$21,977,1502Universal
6Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$5,920,964-35%3,209-362$1,845$139,544,9445Fox
7Smart People$4,092,597--1,106--$3,700$4,092,5971Miramax
8The Ruins$3,385,740-58%2,8142$1,203$13,550,6472Paramount / DreamWorks
9Superhero Movie$3,215,414-41%2,526-439$1,273$21,306,0763MGM / Weinstein
10Drillbit Taylor$2,046,528-40%2,205-502$928$28,436,8404Paramount