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. 19 - Sun, Sep. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Lakeview Terrace$15,004,283--2,464--$6,089$15,004,2831Sony / Screen Gems
2Burn After Reading$11,029,119-42%2,6576$4,151$36,136,7182Focus
3My Best Friend's Girl$8,266,063--2,604--$3,174$8,266,0631Lionsgate
4Igor$7,803,193--2,339--$3,336$7,803,1931MGM
5Righteous Kill$7,424,689-54%3,1520$2,356$28,534,6562Overture
6Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys$7,272,217-58%2,0700$3,513$28,129,4412Lionsgate
7The Women (2008)$5,417,989-46%2,99533$1,809$19,321,4092Picturehouse
8Ghost Town (2008)$5,012,455--1,505--$3,331$5,012,4551Paramount / DreamWorks
9The Dark Knight$2,915,011-29%1,905-286$1,530$521,904,87810Warner Bros.
10The House Bunny$2,662,841-36%2,675-88$995$42,537,2845Sony / Columbia