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, Oct. 17 - Sun, Oct. 19

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Max Payne$17,639,647--3,376--$5,225$17,639,6471Fox
2Beverly Hills Chihuahua$11,422,663-35%3,23921$3,527$69,284,4123Disney
3The Secret Life of Bees$10,528,303--1,591--$6,617$10,528,3031Fox Searchlight
4W.$10,505,473--2,030--$5,175$10,505,4731Lionsgate
5Eagle Eye$7,029,252-36%3,326-288$2,113$81,021,8274Paramount / DreamWorks
6Body of Lies$6,824,192-47%2,7144$2,514$24,425,8652Warner Bros.
7Quarantine$6,085,133-57%2,4632$2,471$24,471,0182Sony / Screen Gems
8Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist$3,692,919-42%2,241-180$1,648$26,502,2023Sony / Columbia
9Sex Drive$3,605,899--2,421--$1,489$3,605,8991Summit
10Nights in Rodanthe$2,657,341-41%2,115-460$1,256$36,871,7614Warner Bros.