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, May. 22 - Sun, May. 24

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$54,172,744--4,096--$13,226$54,172,7441Fox
2Terminator Salvation$42,558,199--3,530--$12,056$55,930,3381Warner Bros.
3Star Trek$22,892,687-47%4,053193$5,648$184,528,8403Paramount
4Angels & Demons$21,721,947-53%3,5270$6,159$81,833,9252Sony / Columbia
5Dance Flick$10,643,666--2,450--$4,344$10,643,6661Paramount
6X-Men Origins: Wolverine$8,070,380-45%3,183-709$2,535$163,324,1964Fox
7Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$3,845,344-42%2,255-895$1,705$45,986,9384Warner Bros. / New Line
8Obsessed$1,976,518-57%1,603-1031$1,233$65,883,8845Sony / Screen Gems
9Monsters vs. Aliens$1,458,312-54%1,434-517$1,017$193,110,7669Paramount / DreamWorks
1017 Again$1,014,605-70%1,107-1343$917$60,329,4536Warner Bros. / New Line