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. 13 - Sun, Feb. 15

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Friday the 13th (2009)$40,570,641--3,105--$13,066$40,570,6411Warner Bros. / New Line
2He's Just Not That Into You$19,518,175-30%3,1750$6,147$54,987,3652Warner Bros. / New Line
3Taken$18,984,067-8%3,109-75$6,106$77,654,7653Fox
4Confessions of a Shopaholic$15,065,336--2,507--$6,009$15,065,3361Disney
5Coraline$14,783,300-12%2,32021$6,372$35,018,9992Focus
6Paul Blart: Mall Cop$10,984,4871%2,965-204$3,705$109,800,0625Sony / Columbia
7The International$9,329,953--2,364--$3,947$9,329,9531Sony / Columbia
8The Pink Panther 2$8,513,538-27%3,2452$2,624$21,835,1452Sony / Columbia
9Slumdog Millionaire$7,284,7631%1,634-90$4,458$86,679,85914Fox Searchlight
10Push$6,862,654-32%2,3130$2,967$19,257,4212Summit