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, Jun. 12 - Sun, Jun. 14

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Hangover$32,794,459-27%3,35586$9,775$104,769,8832Warner Bros.
2Up$30,761,946-30%3,88668$7,916$187,423,2963Disney
3The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$23,373,249--3,074--$7,604$23,373,2491Sony / Columbia
4Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$9,616,625-34%3,365-442$2,858$143,463,3714Fox
5Land of the Lost$8,994,104-52%3,53413$2,545$34,824,6782Universal
6Imagine That$5,504,422--3,008--$1,830$5,504,4221Paramount
7Star Trek$5,455,205-34%2,638-564$2,068$231,884,2416Paramount
8Terminator Salvation$4,787,088-42%2,650-654$1,806$113,926,4114Warner Bros.
9Angels & Demons$4,111,929-37%2,436-489$1,688$123,214,5165Sony / Columbia
10Drag Me to Hell$3,932,741-44%2,273-237$1,730$35,213,6703Universal