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.

Studio Weekend Estimates (Domestic) Fri, Jun. 21 - Sun, Jun. 23

Wide (1000+)

1Monsters University$82,000,000--4,004--$20,480$82,000,0001Disney
2World War Z$66,000,000--3,607--$18,298$66,000,0001Paramount
3Man of Steel$41,215,000-65%4,2070$9,797$210,005,9472Warner Bros.
4This Is The End$13,000,000-37%3,0550$4,255$57,791,5242Sony / Columbia
5Now You See Me$7,870,000-29%2,823-259$2,788$94,450,9764Lionsgate / Summit
6Fast & Furious 6$4,730,000-51%2,417-958$1,957$228,417,4705Universal
7The Internship$3,425,000-52%1,916-1483$1,788$38,364,5053Fox
8The Purge$3,410,000-59%2,201-390$1,549$59,426,4453Universal
9Star Trek Into Darkness$3,000,000-52%1,565-766$1,917$216,610,9166Paramount
11After Earth$850,000-79%1,166-1266$729$57,292,2094Sony / Columbia

Limited (100 — 999)

1Iron Man 3$2,175,000-26%924-725$2,354$403,120,2228Disney
2The Bling Ring$2,000,000833%650645$3,077$2,341,2412A24
3Before Midnight$927,578-33%441-456$2,103$4,645,2215Sony Pictures Classics
4Much Ado About Nothing (2013)$762,350371%206183$3,701$1,234,9453Roadside Attractions
5The Hangover Part III$705,000-75%530-1371$1,330$110,001,4685Warner Bros.
6The Great Gatsby (2013)$572,000-66%362-813$1,580$141,570,1037Warner Bros.
7The Croods$485,000-15%324-44$1,497$183,547,62514Fox / DreamWorks Animation
8The East$348,00021%19580$1,785$1,190,9414Fox Searchlight
9Mud$312,650-42%213-192$1,468$20,207,9659Roadside Attractions
1042 (2013)$256,000-58%325-119$788$94,202,30611Warner Bros.
11Oz: The Great and Powerful$194,000-21%233-26$833$234,556,43116Disney
12Frances Ha$190,400-35%140-72$1,360$3,229,8866IFC Films
13Oblivion (2013)$133,000-27%201-57$662$89,018,05510Universal
14G.I. Joe: Retaliation$86,000-23%139-31$619$122,258,50113Paramount
15Scary Movie 5$71,000-18%134-7$530$31,661,68411Weinstein / Dimension
16Escape From Planet Earth$45,000-27%138-13$326$56,785,86419Weinstein Company

Platform (1 — 99)

1Fill the Void$173,39892%4628$3,770$616,5375Sony Pictures Classics
2The Kings of Summer$124,000-20%652$1,908$754,6084CBS Films
3Love Is All You Need$66,312-34%44-28$1,507$1,290,1398Sony Pictures Classics
420 Feet from Stardom$64,68218%63$10,780$149,4092RADiUS-TWC
5Dirty Wars$47,500-2%195$2,500$205,8163IFC Films
6Kon-Tiki$45,000-41%53-17$849$1,300,9159Weinstein Company
7Stories We Tell$42,800-49%33-30$1,297$1,331,9457Roadside Attractions
8What Maisie Knew$29,063-45%33-18$881$955,0298Millenium Entertainment
9The Place Beyond the Pines$28,809-13%53-23$544$21,382,53013Focus
10Unfinished Song$27,692--2--$13,846$27,6921Weinstein Company
11The Attack$26,352--3--$8,784$26,3521Cohen Media Group
12SOMM$22,500--5--$4,500$99,3441IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
13Pain and Gain$22,000-41%50-20$440$49,331,4219Paramount
14Renoir$16,800-46%21-12$800$2,111,43713IDP / Samuel Goldwyn
15The Iceman$7,162-58%12-18$597$1,921,4088Millennium Entertainment