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, Aug. 8 - Sun, Aug. 10

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight$26,117,636-39%4,025-241$6,489$441,634,5014Warner Bros.
2Pineapple Express$23,245,163--3,072--$7,567$41,319,1181Sony / Columbia
3The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$16,490,579-59%3,77818$4,365$71,049,9262Universal
4The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2$10,679,731--2,707--$3,945$19,622,1041Warner Bros.
5Step Brothers$9,129,007-45%3,18288$2,869$81,129,2123Sony / Columbia
6Mamma Mia!$8,207,828-35%3,194132$2,570$104,144,3844Universal
7Journey to the Center of the Earth$4,871,206-27%1,970-315$2,473$81,780,2245Warner Bros. / New Line
8Hancock$3,316,835-35%2,258-524$1,469$221,727,2906Sony / Columbia
9WALL-E$3,140,108-32%2,144-411$1,465$210,207,1837Disney
10Swing Vote$3,124,493-50%2,2130$1,412$12,019,6862Disney