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, Apr. 23 - Sun, Apr. 25

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#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Train Your Dragon$15,350,213-22%3,665-160$4,188$178,345,9275Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Back-up Plan$12,201,710--3,280--$3,720$12,201,7101CBS Films
3Date Night$10,461,223-37%3,294-86$3,176$63,332,8193Fox
4The Losers$9,406,348--2,936--$3,204$9,406,3481Warner Bros.
5Kick-Ass$9,342,398-53%3,0650$3,048$34,708,2222Lionsgate
6Clash of the Titans (2010)$8,924,180-42%3,271-482$2,728$145,563,5574Warner Bros.
7Death at a Funeral (2010)$8,022,762-51%2,4590$3,263$28,471,9392Sony / Screen Gems
8Oceans$6,058,958--1,206--$5,024$8,525,4881Disneynature
9The Last Song$3,760,816-37%2,79427$1,346$55,459,4874Disney
10Alice in Wonderland (2010)$2,264,097-38%1,385-639$1,635$327,537,0238Disney