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, Jan. 30 - Sun, Feb. 1

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Taken$24,717,280--3,183--$7,765$24,717,2801Fox
2Paul Blart: Mall Cop$13,873,079-36%3,20662$4,327$83,248,0033Sony / Columbia
3The Uninvited$10,326,634--2,344--$4,406$10,326,6341Paramount / DreamWorks
4Hotel for Dogs$8,632,657-33%3,160-111$2,732$48,154,9943Paramount / DreamWorks
5Gran Torino$8,232,520-49%3,015-30$2,731$110,181,3694Warner Bros.
6Slumdog Millionaire$7,629,488-29%1,633222$4,672$67,193,23012Fox Searchlight
7Underworld: Rise of the Lycans$7,581,490-64%2,9420$2,577$33,167,2912Sony / Screen Gems
8New in Town$6,741,850--1,941--$3,473$6,741,8501Lionsgate
9My Bloody Valentine 3D$4,479,175-55%1,406-1128$3,186$44,825,6363Lionsgate
10Inkheart$3,721,839-51%2,6550$1,402$12,814,5312Warner Bros. / New Line