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 Wed, Dec. 29 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 29 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stuart Little$6,166,0562%2,90022$2,126$57,503,4152Sony / Columbia
2Toy Story 2$4,631,030-4%3,151-77$1,470$191,765,6855Disney
3The Talented Mr. Ripley$3,302,544-11%2,307--$1,432$23,741,7791Paramount
4Any Given Sunday$3,082,439-10%2,5050$1,231$30,266,6041Warner Bros.
5The Green Mile$2,775,165-2%2,8750$965$61,595,7983Warner Bros.
6Bicentennial Man$2,543,884-3%2,767249$919$28,857,9682Disney
7Galaxy Quest$2,524,5410%2,442--$1,034$14,767,5441DreamWorks
8Man on the Moon$1,569,985-12%2,0791$755$17,523,7111Universal
9Anna and the King$1,480,300-6%2,1320$694$17,872,6632Fox