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

WeekendTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
06 (Feb 07 - Feb 09)$132,710,403101%$152,816,95778%The LEGO Movie
37 (Sep 12 - Sep 14)$73,297,49352%$91,079,82439%No Good Deed (2014)
18 (May 02 - May 04)$141,515,37545%$153,996,10832%The Amazing Spider-Man 2
20 (May 16 - May 18)$167,395,91435%$178,372,83331%Godzilla (2014)
12 (Mar 21 - Mar 23)$129,583,26131%$141,358,71724%Divergent
03 (Jan 17 - Jan 19)$146,864,92431%$176,250,39825%Ride Along
31 (Aug 01 - Aug 03)$167,783,61527%$186,309,03620%Guardians of the Galaxy
26 (Jun 27 - Jun 29)$171,037,68226%$180,004,11323%Transformers: Age of Extinction
14 (Apr 04 - Apr 06)$155,800,77425%$167,154,07919%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
38 (Sep 19 - Sep 21)$90,003,66723%$102,550,21913%The Maze Runner
10 (Mar 07 - Mar 09)$127,539,95523%$143,771,58816%300: Rise of an Empire
07 (Feb 14 - Feb 16)$155,759,46817%$178,151,93917%The LEGO Movie
28 (Jul 11 - Jul 13)$133,801,34416%$150,142,27813%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
24 (Jun 13 - Jun 15)$177,277,72215%$186,942,08015%22 Jump Street
09 (Feb 28 - Mar 02)$104,089,48010%$123,511,32011%Non-Stop (2014)
39 (Sep 26 - Sep 28)$95,966,6317%$107,173,2545%The Equalizer
21 (May 23 - May 25)$175,346,8225%$187,232,5075%X-Men: Days of Future Past
32 (Aug 08 - Aug 10)$169,712,5051%$186,189,3020%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
30 (Jul 25 - Jul 27)$132,017,6591%$154,705,0344%Lucy
29 (Jul 18 - Jul 20)$130,550,571-2%$149,168,728-1%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
23 (Jun 06 - Jun 08)$153,810,858-2%$162,885,920-2%The Fault in Our Stars
13 (Mar 28 - Mar 30)$124,746,109-4%$140,571,703-1%Noah
02 (Jan 10 - Jan 12)$112,448,084-5%$140,546,7740%Lone Survivor
22 (May 30 - Jun 01)$157,680,341-10%$166,449,158-11%Maleficent
16 (Apr 18 - Apr 20)$116,260,430-11%$133,362,817-5%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
19 (May 09 - May 11)$123,849,070-12%$136,682,787-11%Neighbors (2014)
35 (Aug 29 - Aug 31)$82,775,516-15%$109,332,503-5%Guardians of the Galaxy
15 (Apr 11 - Apr 13)$131,084,472-16%$140,004,458-16%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
17 (Apr 25 - Apr 27)$97,473,803-16%$116,764,238-12%The Other Woman (2014)
34 (Aug 22 - Aug 24)$97,178,514-22%$114,841,162-20%Guardians of the Galaxy
11 (Mar 14 - Mar 16)$98,624,322-23%$113,857,743-21%Mr. Peabody & Sherman
25 (Jun 20 - Jun 22)$135,785,499-23%$145,793,829-22%Think Like a Man Too
33 (Aug 15 - Aug 17)$124,986,010-26%$142,778,857-23%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
05 (Jan 31 - Feb 02)$65,887,288-30%$86,072,092-27%Ride Along
27 (Jul 04 - Jul 06)$115,345,546-33%$132,400,546-26%Transformers: Age of Extinction
04 (Jan 24 - Jan 26)$93,470,922-36%$118,117,092-33%Ride Along
08 (Feb 21 - Feb 23)$94,308,705-39%$111,652,840-37%The LEGO Movie
36 (Sep 05 - Sep 07)$48,083,368-42%$65,655,252-40%Guardians of the Galaxy
01 (Jan 03 - Jan 05)$118,936,215--$141,175,697--Frozen (2013)