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 Fri, Nov. 19 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 19 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The World Is Not Enough$12,130,929--3,163--$3,835$12,130,9291MGM
2Sleepy Hollow$10,048,645--3,064--$3,280$10,048,6451Paramount
3Pokemon: The First Movie$2,453,205185%3,0430$806$57,390,2332Warner Bros.
4The Bone Collector$1,954,017151%2,62329$745$40,816,7303Universal
5Dogma$1,357,867154%1,28718$1,055$12,626,2062Lionsgate
6Anywhere But Here$1,036,583250%1,6819$617$7,929,0282Fox
7The Insider$806,578147%1,84411$437$16,228,0633Disney
8The Bachelor$797,992223%2,337-187$341$16,080,5803New Line
9The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc$716,63177%2,1470$334$9,780,5902Sony / Columbia
10The Sixth Sense$507,958225%1,219-199$417$267,769,57616Disney