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, Feb. 6 - Sun, Feb. 8

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1He's Just Not That Into You$27,785,840--3,175--$8,751$27,785,8401Warner Bros. / New Line
2Taken$20,546,311-17%3,1841$6,453$53,607,8262Fox
3Coraline$16,849,537--2,299--$7,329$16,849,5371Focus
4The Pink Panther 2$11,588,334--3,243--$3,573$11,588,3341Sony / Columbia
5Paul Blart: Mall Cop$10,885,161-22%3,169-37$3,435$96,888,6904Sony / Columbia
6Push$10,078,932--2,313--$4,358$10,078,9321Summit
7Slumdog Millionaire$7,177,408-6%1,72491$4,163$77,203,21513Fox Searchlight
8Gran Torino$7,155,429-13%2,705-310$2,645$120,199,1315Warner Bros.
9The Uninvited$6,262,850-39%2,3440$2,672$18,242,9582Paramount / DreamWorks
10Hotel for Dogs$5,711,425-34%2,734-426$2,089$55,124,8974Paramount / DreamWorks