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 Tue, Jan. 18 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 18 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Next Friday$849,626-66%1,103--$770$22,266,7071New Line
2The Hurricane$705,959-53%1,4541295$486$14,973,9711Universal
3Girl, Interrupted$676,875-43%1,902--$356$10,366,3574Sony / Columbia
4The Green Mile$502,650-53%2,483-195$202$103,706,8646Warner Bros.
5Stuart Little$423,174-86%3,092113$137$111,463,5975Sony / Columbia
6The Talented Mr. Ripley$388,410-52%2,36953$164$63,727,6104Paramount
7Galaxy Quest$370,119-79%2,4500$151$49,129,9504DreamWorks
8Any Given Sunday$321,530-56%2,5050$128$67,298,0574Warner Bros.
9Toy Story 2$262,955-83%2,326-426$113$227,877,4428Disney
10Magnolia$255,040-50%1,0384$246$11,969,7095New Line