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. 29 - Sun, May. 31

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Up$68,108,387--3,766--$18,085$68,108,3871Disney
2Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$24,353,761--4,1015$5,938$104,149,1742Fox
3Terminator Salvation$16,433,299--3,60272$4,562$90,950,3692Warner Bros.
4Drag Me to Hell$15,823,639--2,508--$6,309$15,823,6391Universal
5Star Trek$12,613,323--3,507-546$3,597$209,316,1454Paramount
6Angels & Demons$11,353,692--3,464-63$3,278$104,915,6653Sony / Columbia
7Dance Flick$4,744,774--2,4599$1,930$19,086,2222Paramount
8X-Men Origins: Wolverine$3,873,443--2,263-920$1,712$170,845,1805Fox
9Ghosts of Girlfriends Past$1,911,628--1,450-805$1,318$50,024,8895Warner Bros. / New Line