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, Apr. 10 - Sun, Apr. 12

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hannah Montana: The Movie$32,323,405--3,118--$10,367$32,323,4051Disney
2Fast & Furious$27,237,153-62%3,47211$7,845$116,495,7512Universal
3Monsters vs. Aliens$21,811,941-33%4,13627$5,274$140,207,1463Paramount / DreamWorks
4Observe and Report$11,018,516--2,727--$4,041$11,018,5161Warner Bros.
5Knowing$6,433,494-21%2,925-398$2,199$67,767,1414Summit
6I Love You, Man$6,281,240-19%2,643-186$2,377$58,863,0324Paramount / DreamWorks
7The Haunting in Connecticut$5,900,799-38%2,721-11$2,169$46,489,8983Lionsgate
8Dragonball Evolution$4,755,735--2,181--$2,181$4,755,7351Fox
9Adventureland$3,353,939-41%1,87614$1,788$11,370,8172Miramax
10Duplicity$2,996,064-28%1,965-557$1,525$36,845,8164Universal