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. 26 - Sun, Sep. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Eagle Eye$29,150,801--3,510--$8,305$29,150,8011Paramount / DreamWorks
2Nights in Rodanthe$13,418,409--2,704--$4,962$13,418,4091Warner Bros.
3Lakeview Terrace$6,966,120-54%2,4673$2,824$25,666,4612Sony / Screen Gems
4Burn After Reading$6,196,395-44%2,649-8$2,339$45,567,2833Focus
5Igor$5,382,375-31%2,3412$2,299$14,220,7212MGM
6My Best Friend's Girl$3,881,822-53%2,63632$1,473$14,612,1932Lionsgate
7Righteous Kill$3,709,542-50%3,011-141$1,232$34,711,6903Overture
8Miracle at St. Anna$3,478,893--1,185--$2,936$3,478,8931Disney
9Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys$3,126,930-57%1,604-466$1,949$32,764,0413Lionsgate
10Ghost Town (2008)$2,931,881-42%1,5127$1,939$9,224,3712Paramount / DreamWorks