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.

Weekly domestic gross

WeekTop 10 GrossChg. LW%Total GrossChg. LW% Top movie of the week
26 (Jun 27 - Jul 03)$260,558,19728%$289,843,00032%Transformers: Age of Extinction
21 (May 23 - May 29)$256,416,76318%$276,208,00019%X-Men: Days of Future Past
32 (Aug 08 - Aug 14)$246,226,8392%$276,135,0002%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
24 (Jun 13 - Jun 19)$259,565,76818%$274,816,00017%22 Jump Street
31 (Aug 01 - Aug 07)$240,966,02025%$271,893,00019%Guardians of the Galaxy
03 (Jan 17 - Jan 23)$203,205,96535%$246,792,00031%Ride Along
07 (Feb 14 - Feb 20)$208,274,58529%$241,277,00025%The LEGO Movie
23 (Jun 06 - Jun 12)$220,504,2242%$235,537,0002%The Fault in Our Stars
20 (May 16 - May 22)$216,442,29134%$232,164,00030%Godzilla (2014)
22 (May 30 - Jun 05)$216,842,737-15%$230,493,000-17%Maleficent
30 (Jul 25 - Jul 31)$192,387,4451%$228,446,0004%Lucy
28 (Jul 11 - Jul 17)$200,657,60514%$226,676,00011%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
29 (Jul 18 - Jul 24)$191,126,930-5%$220,449,000-3%Dawn of The Planet of The Apes
25 (Jun 20 - Jun 26)$203,528,148-22%$220,078,000-20%22 Jump Street
14 (Apr 04 - Apr 10)$196,678,72423%$212,524,00017%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
27 (Jul 04 - Jul 10)$176,616,643-32%$204,661,000-29%Transformers: Age of Extinction
33 (Aug 15 - Aug 21)$176,836,799-28%$203,647,000-26%Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)
15 (Apr 11 - Apr 17)$186,574,452-5%$203,310,000-4%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
10 (Mar 07 - Mar 13)$170,490,79928%$193,723,00021%300: Rise of an Empire
18 (May 02 - May 08)$175,759,58740%$193,165,00027%The Amazing Spider-Man 2
06 (Feb 07 - Feb 13)$161,597,23089%$192,940,00069%The LEGO Movie
01 (Jan 03 - Jan 09)$159,343,109--$190,069,000--Frozen (2013)
02 (Jan 10 - Jan 16)$150,397,106-6%$188,786,000-1%Lone Survivor
12 (Mar 21 - Mar 27)$170,465,44533%$188,052,00026%Divergent
13 (Mar 28 - Apr 03)$159,801,347-6%$181,733,000-3%Noah
16 (Apr 18 - Apr 24)$156,755,754-16%$181,228,000-11%Captain America: The Winter Soldier
19 (May 09 - May 15)$160,996,916-8%$179,009,000-7%Neighbors (2014)
35 (Aug 29 - Sep 04)$122,883,981-6%$163,465,0004%Guardians of the Galaxy
09 (Feb 28 - Mar 06)$132,712,05313%$159,661,00012%Non-Stop (2014)
34 (Aug 22 - Aug 28)$130,765,914-26%$157,657,000-23%Guardians of the Galaxy
04 (Jan 24 - Jan 30)$120,508,099-41%$154,687,000-37%Ride Along
17 (Apr 25 - May 01)$125,165,476-20%$151,557,000-16%The Other Woman (2014)
11 (Mar 14 - Mar 20)$127,965,571-25%$149,568,000-23%Mr. Peabody & Sherman
08 (Feb 21 - Feb 27)$117,537,472-44%$142,091,000-41%The LEGO Movie
38 (Sep 19 - Sep 25)$114,768,66225%$132,059,00014%The Maze Runner
39 (Sep 26 - Oct 02)$110,900,701-3%$123,441,000-7%The Equalizer
37 (Sep 12 - Sep 18)$91,833,86445%$115,981,00033%No Good Deed (2014)
05 (Jan 31 - Feb 06)$85,426,599-29%$114,101,000-26%Ride Along
36 (Sep 05 - Sep 11)$63,265,254-49%$87,343,000-47%Guardians of the Galaxy