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 Mon, Jan. 17 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 17 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stuart Little$3,104,276-7%3,092113$1,004$111,040,4235Sony / Columbia
2Next Friday$2,478,186-45%1,103--$2,247$21,417,0811New Line
3Galaxy Quest$1,752,567-20%2,4500$715$48,759,8314DreamWorks
4Toy Story 2$1,558,235-11%2,326-426$670$227,614,4878Disney
5The Hurricane$1,497,888-45%1,4541295$1,030$14,268,0121Universal
6Girl, Interrupted$1,196,215-52%1,902--$629$9,689,4824Sony / Columbia
7The Green Mile$1,072,246-51%2,483-195$432$103,204,2146Warner Bros.
8The Talented Mr. Ripley$809,374-54%2,36953$342$63,339,2004Paramount
9Any Given Sunday$728,123-47%2,5050$291$66,976,5274Warner Bros.
10Magnolia$511,524-47%1,0384$493$11,714,6695New Line