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, Jul. 11 - Sun, Jul. 13

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hellboy II: The Golden Army$34,539,148--3,204--$10,780$34,539,1481Universal
2Hancock$32,079,874-49%3,9650$8,091$164,116,4472Sony / Columbia
3Journey to the Center of the Earth$21,019,254--2,811--$7,478$21,019,2541Warner Bros. / New Line
4WALL-E$18,793,946-42%3,849-143$4,883$163,057,4373Disney
5Wanted (2008)$11,996,794-40%3,157-28$3,800$112,455,6093Universal
6Get Smart$7,201,612-35%3,086-488$2,334$111,567,6274Warner Bros.
7Meet Dave$5,251,552--3,011--$1,744$5,251,5521Fox
8Kung Fu Panda$4,410,884-40%2,704-643$1,631$202,154,2946Paramount / DreamWorks
9The Incredible Hulk$2,324,973-53%1,945-1098$1,195$129,908,0695Universal
10Kit Kittredge: An American Girl$2,303,677-30%1,8496$1,246$10,991,3664Picturehouse