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.

Early Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Feb. 14 - Sun, Feb. 16

Wide (1000+)

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1The LEGO Movie$51,000,000-26%3,7750$13,510$131,302,9302Warner Bros.
2About Last Night$32,500,000--2,253--$14,425$32,500,0001Sony / Screen Gems
3RoboCop (2014)$20,500,000--3,372--$6,079$25,445,6121Sony / Columbia
4Endless Love (2014)$18,500,000--2,896--$6,388$18,500,0001Universal
5The Monuments Men$15,500,000-30%3,0830$5,028$44,168,6672Sony / Columbia
6Ride Along$9,500,000-1%2,517-283$3,774$116,873,7955Universal
7Winter's Tale$9,300,000--2,965--$3,137$9,300,0001Warner Bros.
8Frozen (2013)$7,000,0002%2,101-359$3,332$377,191,21413Disney
9Lone Survivor$4,200,000-25%2,013-856$2,086$118,526,1668Universal
10That Awkward Moment$4,100,000-22%1,922-887$2,133$22,162,9463Focus

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