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, Jul. 24 - Sun, Jul. 26

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1G-Force$31,707,145--3,697--$8,576$31,707,1451Disney
2Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince$29,461,721-62%4,3250$6,812$221,295,2272Warner Bros.
3The Ugly Truth$27,605,445--2,882--$9,579$27,605,4451Sony / Columbia
4Orphan$12,871,913--2,750--$4,681$12,871,9131Warner Bros.
5Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs$8,408,159-52%3,300-517$2,548$171,498,0904Fox
6Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen$8,125,334-41%3,237-620$2,510$379,218,1005Paramount / DreamWorks
7The Hangover$6,461,359-21%2,285-382$2,828$247,081,2068Warner Bros.
8The Proposal$6,379,405-23%2,779-264$2,296$140,045,4756Disney
9Public Enemies$4,352,462-44%2,291-827$1,900$88,281,0424Universal
10BrĂ¼no$2,832,898-66%1,895-864$1,495$56,631,9683Universal