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.

Daily Domestic Gross Tue, Nov. 16 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 16 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pokemon: The First Movie$1,104,319-9%3,043--$363$53,146,2941Warner Bros.
2The Bone Collector$946,10712%2,5947$365$37,279,7912Universal
3Dogma$770,6087%1,269--$607$10,092,8021Lionsgate
4The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc$554,75513%2,147--$258$8,211,9411Sony / Columbia
5The Insider$392,09222%1,83324$214$14,745,2982Disney
6Anywhere But Here$377,74826%1,672--$226$6,283,3671Fox
7House on Haunted Hill (1999)$291,6797%2,530-180$115$35,414,6083Warner Bros.
8The Bachelor$271,39120%2,5242$108$14,788,7122New Line
9American Beauty$211,99429%1,264-289$168$62,420,4169DreamWorks
10Double Jeopardy$193,18426%2,110-612$92$108,674,6198Paramount