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, Jan. 1 - Sun, Jan. 3

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$68,490,688-9%3,4615$19,789$352,475,7643Fox
2Sherlock Holmes$36,612,481-41%3,6260$10,097$138,715,4372Warner Bros.
3Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$35,189,653-28%3,74747$9,391$156,072,5662Fox
4It's Complicated$18,802,965-15%2,89710$6,490$59,178,8402Universal
5The Blind Side$11,912,7494%2,926160$4,071$208,316,0907Warner Bros.
6Up in the Air$10,720,052-5%1,8950$5,657$44,386,9295Paramount
7The Princess and the Frog$9,824,3119%3,328-147$2,952$85,894,1174Disney
8Did You Hear About the Morgans?$4,932,338-1%2,7180$1,815$25,349,6463Sony / Columbia
9Invictus$3,909,312-3%2,17010$1,802$30,533,9894Warner Bros.
10Nine$3,901,203-28%1,4120$2,763$13,697,2683The Weinstein Company