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. 30 - Sun, Nov. 1

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Michael Jackson's This Is It$23,232,895--3,481--$6,674$34,440,9081Sony / Columbia
2Paranormal Activity$16,385,784-22%2,404459$6,816$84,625,6793Paramount
3Law Abiding Citizen$7,404,078-40%2,764-126$2,679$51,481,6623Overture
4Couples Retreat$6,460,898-39%3,026-48$2,135$87,027,6554Universal
5Where the Wild Things Are$5,931,339-58%3,645-90$1,627$62,652,5073Warner Bros.
6Saw VI$5,270,957-63%3,0360$1,736$22,532,8912Lionsgate
7Astro Boy$3,460,433-48%3,0206$1,146$11,316,9402Summit
8The Stepfather (2009)$3,208,526-49%2,346-388$1,368$24,555,6863Sony / Screen Gems
9Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant$3,097,771-51%2,7540$1,125$10,808,2172Universal
10Amelia$3,034,538-22%1,070250$2,836$8,340,5082Fox Searchlight