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. 19 - Sun, Jun. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Proposal$33,629,615--3,056--$11,004$33,629,6151Disney
2The Hangover$26,754,413-18%3,545190$7,547$152,821,1333Warner Bros.
3Up$23,494,111-24%3,832-54$6,131$226,267,2814Disney
4Year One$19,609,472--3,022--$6,489$19,609,4721Sony / Columbia
5The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3$12,035,791-49%3,0773$3,912$44,068,1312Sony / Columbia
6Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian$7,806,854-19%2,962-403$2,636$156,459,6195Fox
7Star Trek$5,511,3631%2,307-331$2,389$240,256,5777Paramount
8Land of the Lost$4,359,639-52%2,945-589$1,480$44,059,3733Universal
9Imagine That$3,289,023-40%3,0113$1,092$11,540,6262Paramount
10Terminator Salvation$3,284,681-31%1,920-730$1,711$119,731,5455Warner Bros.