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, Dec. 11 - Sun, Dec. 13

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Princess and the Frog$24,208,9163138%3,4343432$7,050$27,087,4231Disney
2The Blind Side$15,055,258-25%3,38862$4,444$149,817,6504Warner Bros.
3Invictus$8,611,147--2,125--$4,052$8,611,1471Warner Bros.
4The Twilight Saga: New Moon$7,960,394-48%3,635-489$2,190$267,320,1014Summit
5Disney's A Christmas Carol$6,833,190-12%2,402-144$2,845$124,427,5896Disney
6Brothers (2009)$5,014,426-47%2,0880$2,402$17,416,2172Lionsgate
7Old Dogs$4,409,772-36%3,090-335$1,427$39,996,1813Disney
82012$4,351,565-36%2,838-382$1,533$155,288,4955Sony / Columbia
9Armored$3,504,374-46%1,9194$1,826$11,750,8952Sony / Screen Gems
10Ninja Assassin$2,707,470-47%2,100-403$1,289$34,304,6873Warner Bros.