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 domestic gross

YearWeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LY%Total GrossChg. LY% Top movie of the week
200740 (Oct 05 - Oct 07) - 2007$63,334,762-36%$84,725,702-24%The Game Plan
198840 (Sep 30 - Oct 02) - 1988$19,489,673-34%$24,523,505-23%Gorillas in the Mist
200340 (Oct 03 - Oct 05) - 2003$76,112,391-22%$93,775,403-15%School of Rock
200540 (Oct 07 - Oct 09) - 2005$80,818,297-18%$105,119,180-7%Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
199140 (Oct 04 - Oct 06) - 1991$34,315,228-17%$39,205,036-18%The Fisher King
199640 (Oct 04 - Oct 06) - 1996$44,075,206-17%$48,551,312-17%The First Wives Club
201340 (Oct 04 - Oct 06) - 2013$111,457,653-14%$126,540,458-11%Gravity
198540 (Oct 04 - Oct 06) - 1985$26,612,781-11%$27,876,653-18%Commando
198640 (Oct 03 - Oct 05) - 1986$24,895,083-6%$28,807,5223%Crocodile Dundee
199940 (Oct 01 - Oct 03) - 1999$75,201,707-6%$86,074,8013%Double Jeopardy
201040 (Oct 01 - Oct 03) - 2010$82,543,307-6%$97,135,945-9%The Social Network
199440 (Oct 07 - Oct 09) - 1994$46,475,330-5%$50,684,523-2%The Specialist
200940 (Oct 02 - Oct 04) - 2009$87,466,957-3%$106,563,795-6%Zombieland
201140 (Oct 07 - Oct 09) - 2011$80,038,160-3%$95,440,527-2%Real Steel
200040 (Oct 06 - Oct 08) - 2000$74,009,189-2%$87,050,9851%Meet the Parents
200140 (Oct 05 - Oct 07) - 2001$81,033,5289%$91,990,9606%Training Day
199540 (Oct 06 - Oct 08) - 1995$52,792,06614%$58,248,77715%Seven
198440 (Oct 05 - Oct 07) - 1984$29,850,70215%$33,868,79122%Teachers
198740 (Oct 02 - Oct 04) - 1987$29,482,54718%$31,800,59110%Fatal Attraction
199240 (Oct 02 - Oct 04) - 1992$41,034,51320%$45,772,22617%The Last of the Mohicans
199340 (Oct 01 - Oct 03) - 1993$49,174,74120%$51,939,09513%Malice
200240 (Oct 04 - Oct 06) - 2002$98,121,88821%$110,530,16520%Red Dragon
200640 (Oct 06 - Oct 08) - 2006$98,380,67222%$111,291,4406%The Departed
199740 (Oct 03 - Oct 05) - 1997$56,620,65328%$60,609,41525%Kiss the Girls
200440 (Oct 01 - Oct 03) - 2004$98,608,32630%$113,638,57221%Shark Tale
199040 (Oct 05 - Oct 07) - 1990$41,240,15335%$47,655,93434%Marked for Death
199840 (Oct 02 - Oct 04) - 1998$80,266,64542%$83,948,83339%Antz
200840 (Oct 03 - Oct 05) - 2008$90,474,78943%$113,548,19234%Beverly Hills Chihuahua
198940 (Oct 06 - Oct 08) - 1989$30,589,48357%$35,573,90645%Black Rain
198340 (Oct 07 - Oct 09) - 1983$26,001,19258%$27,661,95657%Never Say Never Again
201240 (Oct 05 - Oct 07) - 2012$130,018,69462%$142,124,58949%Taken 2