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. 8 - Sun, Jan. 10

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Avatar$50,306,217-27%3,422-39$14,701$431,207,3804Fox
2Sherlock Holmes$16,585,327-55%3,6260$4,574$165,153,0933Warner Bros.
3Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel$16,566,489-53%3,641-106$4,550$178,606,7963Fox
4Daybreakers$15,146,692--2,523--$6,003$15,146,6921Lionsgate
5It's Complicated$11,007,875-41%2,95558$3,725$76,370,5403Universal
6Leap Year (2010)$9,202,815--2,511--$3,665$9,202,8151Universal
7The Blind Side$7,531,467-37%2,880-46$2,615$218,818,3998Warner Bros.
8Up in the Air$7,159,294-33%2,218323$3,228$54,812,6996Paramount
9Youth in Revolt$6,888,334--1,873--$3,678$6,888,3341The Weinstein Company
10The Princess and the Frog$4,651,156-53%2,620-708$1,775$92,581,5055Disney