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 Sat, Jan. 1 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jan. 1 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stuart Little$6,762,79434%2,9000$2,332$75,265,2843Sony / Columbia
2Any Given Sunday$6,209,849195%2,5050$2,479$41,884,2742Warner Bros.
3The Talented Mr. Ripley$6,136,045181%2,3092$2,657$35,707,3092Paramount
4The Green Mile$5,849,083125%2,8750$2,034$73,231,7194Warner Bros.
5Toy Story 2$4,974,77446%3,102-49$1,604$204,820,4096Disney
6Galaxy Quest$4,457,04593%2,44232$1,825$24,375,5782DreamWorks
7Bicentennial Man$3,638,61080%2,7670$1,315$37,136,4883Disney
8Man on the Moon$2,817,833262%2,0790$1,355$22,742,3892Universal
9Anna and the King$2,409,219105%2,129-3$1,132$23,036,2583Fox