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, Mar. 27 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 27 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Erin Brockovich$1,439,564-62%2,8513$505$57,295,9802Universal
2Romeo Must Die$1,409,654-70%2,641--$534$25,995,1241Warner Bros.
3American Beauty$727,933-21%1,6621$438$102,480,53828DreamWorks
4Mission to Mars$472,613-66%3,10141$152$49,912,3243Disney
5My Dog Skip$321,971-61%2,3310$138$25,989,19911Warner Bros.
6Here on Earth$302,983-61%1,712--$177$5,064,0931Fox
7The Ninth Gate$187,795-64%1,69437$111$14,576,0573Artisan
8The Tigger Movie$97,081-68%1,360-341$71$43,096,0017Disney
9Snow Day$89,863-68%1,924-463$47$56,863,0557Paramount
10Wonder Boys$52,329-49%1,210-248$43$14,621,4975Paramount