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, Mar. 15 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 15 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission to Mars$1,456,433-17%3,054--$477$27,848,0601Disney
2The Ninth Gate$551,013-16%1,586--$347$8,619,6891Artisan
3My Dog Skip$538,939-7%2,3310$231$15,408,7599Warner Bros.
4American Beauty$450,684-11%1,522183$296$92,680,16226DreamWorks
5Snow Day$303,966-6%2,672-45$114$53,460,8615Paramount
6Reindeer Games$265,663-10%2,113-91$126$20,108,0773Miramax / Dimension
7The Next Best Thing$261,015-18%2,03427$128$11,242,6642Paramount
8Pitch Black$252,430-12%1,730-173$146$34,878,0434USA Films
9The Tigger Movie$247,805-13%2,093-553$118$39,540,9095Disney
10Wonder Boys$195,963-5%1,5095$130$13,569,2023Paramount