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 Thu, Jan. 13 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 13 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Next Friday$1,751,079-35%1,103--$1,588$4,447,7040New Line
2The Green Mile$608,178-6%2,678-197$227$94,448,1225Warner Bros.
3Any Given Sunday$445,039-12%2,5050$178$61,480,8623Warner Bros.
4The Talented Mr. Ripley$437,630-27%2,3167$189$56,517,6183Paramount
5Galaxy Quest$432,8663%2,4508$177$40,216,8263DreamWorks
6Stuart Little$428,6641%2,97979$144$98,525,0694Sony / Columbia
7Magnolia$369,353-9%1,034--$357$7,810,4024New Line
8Toy Story 2$306,2821%2,752-350$111$220,984,1657Disney
9Snow Falling on Cedars$281,885-7%1,1501147$245$5,286,0163Universal
10Anna and the King$274,379-6%2,004-125$137$32,171,7214Fox