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. 19 - Sun, Mar. 21

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Alice in Wonderland (2010)$34,189,969-45%3,73911$9,144$265,433,6373Disney
2Diary of a Wimpy Kid$22,126,166--3,077--$7,191$22,126,1661Fox
3The Bounty Hunter$20,686,423--3,074--$6,729$20,686,4231Sony / Columbia
4Repo Men$6,126,170--2,521--$2,430$6,126,1701Universal
5Green Zone$6,113,105-57%3,0041$2,035$24,852,1352Universal
6She's Out of My League$5,802,363-41%2,9582$1,962$19,741,1742Paramount
7Shutter Island$4,735,834-42%2,704-652$1,751$115,750,4665Paramount
8Avatar$4,027,005-38%1,236-482$3,258$737,268,82314Fox
9Our Family Wedding$3,739,600-51%1,6094$2,324$13,608,1072Fox Searchlight
10Remember Me$3,252,494-60%2,2153$1,468$13,918,9222Summit