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. 26 - Sun, Mar. 28

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Train Your Dragon$43,732,319--4,055--$10,785$43,732,3191Paramount / DreamWorks
2Alice in Wonderland (2010)$17,707,858-48%3,384-355$5,233$293,534,9354Disney
3Hot Tub Time Machine$14,020,502--2,754--$5,091$14,020,5021MGM
4The Bounty Hunter$12,006,731-42%3,0740$3,906$38,418,4332Sony / Columbia
5Diary of a Wimpy Kid$10,121,961-54%3,0836$3,283$35,898,3902Fox
6She's Out of My League$3,512,218-39%2,432-526$1,444$25,586,5603Paramount
7Green Zone$3,384,480-45%2,564-440$1,320$30,475,0053Universal
8Shutter Island$3,187,487-33%2,123-581$1,501$120,612,5526Paramount
9Repo Men$3,010,515-51%2,519-2$1,195$11,304,7302Universal
10Our Family Wedding$2,352,539-37%1,132-477$2,078$16,938,4623Fox Searchlight