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. 29 - Sun, Aug. 31

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$11,520,027-29%3,473121$3,317$83,852,9823Paramount / DreamWorks
2Babylon A.D.$9,484,864--3,390--$2,798$9,484,8641Fox
3The Dark Knight$8,624,182-18%2,750-413$3,136$502,306,0737Warner Bros.
4The House Bunny$8,317,341-43%2,7140$3,065$27,868,4262Sony / Columbia
5Traitor$7,868,670--2,054--$3,831$9,370,7531Overture
6Death Race$6,304,241-50%2,5375$2,485$23,153,6142Universal
7Disaster Movie$5,838,434--2,642--$2,210$5,838,4341Lionsgate
8Mamma Mia!$4,211,583-2%1,968-358$2,140$131,300,8537Universal
9Pineapple Express$3,533,959-35%2,047-573$1,726$79,916,2034Sony / Columbia
10Mirrors$2,751,708-45%1,820-844$1,512$24,820,1433Fox