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, Mar. 5 - Sun, Mar. 7

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Alice in Wonderland (2010)$116,101,023--3,728--$31,143$116,101,0231Disney
2Brooklyn's Finest$13,350,299--1,936--$6,896$13,350,2991Overture
3Shutter Island$13,225,411-42%3,178-5831$4,162$95,750,0053Paramount
4Cop Out$9,289,311-49%3,1500$2,949$32,504,6102Warner Bros.
5Avatar$8,118,102-41%2,163-293$3,753$720,968,31012Fox
6The Crazies$7,078,851-56%2,4792$2,856$27,472,1642Overture
7Percy Jackson and the Olympians: The Lightning Thief$5,124,623-47%2,994-308$1,712$78,057,7494Fox
8Valentine's Day$4,154,110-54%3,040-538$1,366$106,303,8704Warner Bros. / New Line
9Crazy Heart$3,312,59135%1,274126$2,600$29,531,58312Fox Searchlight
10Dear John$2,782,079-42%2,496-510$1,115$76,626,0865Sony / Screen Gems