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. 18 - Sun, Sep. 20

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$30,304,539--3,119--$9,716$30,304,5391Sony / Columbia
2The Informant!$10,463,880--2,505--$4,177$10,463,8801Warner Bros.
3Tyler Perry's I Can Do Bad All By Myself$9,877,438-58%2,2550$4,380$37,750,9362Lionsgate
4Love Happens$8,057,279--1,898--$4,245$8,057,2791Universal
5Jennifer's Body$6,867,407--2,702--$2,542$6,867,4071Fox
69 (2009)$5,562,758-48%2,060399$2,700$22,916,5082Focus
7Inglourious Basterds$3,819,063-38%2,519-696$1,516$110,117,5015Weinstein Company
8All About Steve$3,373,462-40%2,159-106$1,563$26,651,1943Fox
9Sorority Row$2,499,941-51%2,591-74$965$8,880,3232Summit
10The Final Destination$2,387,243-57%1,805-927$1,323$62,406,6514Warner Bros. / New Line