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, Oct. 23 - Sun, Oct. 25

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Paranormal Activity$21,103,5908%1,9451185$10,850$61,580,1122Paramount
2Saw VI$14,117,456--3,036--$4,650$14,117,4561Lionsgate
3Where the Wild Things Are$14,020,999-57%3,7350$3,754$53,560,4832Warner Bros.
4Law Abiding Citizen$12,402,952-41%2,8900$4,292$40,005,9982Overture
5Couples Retreat$10,620,765-38%3,07465$3,455$77,737,6503Universal
6Astro Boy$6,703,119--3,014--$2,224$6,703,1191Summit
7Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant$6,291,900--2,754--$2,285$6,291,9001Universal
8The Stepfather (2009)$6,230,964-46%2,7340$2,279$20,082,2422Sony / Screen Gems
9Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs$5,251,474-35%2,741-296$1,916$114,854,6966Sony / Columbia
10Zombieland$4,206,828-45%2,447-724$1,719$67,209,7034Sony / Columbia