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, Sep. 5 - Sun, Sep. 7

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bangkok Dangerous$7,783,450--2,650--$2,937$7,783,4501Lionsgate
2Tropic Thunder$7,230,564-37%3,446-27$2,098$96,540,6054Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Dark Knight$5,515,570-36%2,575-175$2,142$512,010,6718Warner Bros.
4The House Bunny$5,513,348-34%2,73622$2,015$33,561,6173Sony / Columbia
5Traitor$4,272,534-46%2,10854$2,027$17,265,9172Overture
6Babylon A.D.$4,181,802-56%3,42535$1,221$17,379,5692Fox
7Death Race$3,711,336-41%2,58649$1,435$29,908,7983Universal
8Disaster Movie$3,032,783-48%2,6420$1,148$10,605,3702Lionsgate
9Mamma Mia!$2,856,015-32%1,904-64$1,500$136,438,5248Universal
10Pineapple Express$2,256,858-36%1,802-245$1,252$84,013,0185Sony / Columbia