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, Sep. 11 - Sun, Sep. 13

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself$23,447,851--2,255--$10,398$23,447,8511Lionsgate
29 (2009)$10,740,074--1,661--$6,466$15,160,0361Focus
3Inglourious Basterds$6,141,658--3,215-143$1,910$103,903,2674Weinstein Company
4All About Steve$5,638,045--2,26514$2,489$21,650,2002Fox
5The Final Destination$5,522,313--2,732-389$2,021$58,281,8503Warner Bros. / New Line
6Sorority Row$5,059,091--2,665--$1,898$5,059,0911Summit
7Whiteout$4,916,090--2,745--$1,791$4,916,0901Warner Bros.
8District 9$3,538,183--2,560-579$1,382$108,455,5265Sony / TriStar
9Gamer$3,292,818--2,5020$1,316$16,263,9122Lionsgate
10Julie & Julia$3,155,702--2,342-186$1,347$85,220,3836Sony / Columbia