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, Apr. 17 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 17 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rules of Engagement$1,028,212-62%3,19035$322$31,629,4312Paramount
228 Days$1,011,377-62%2,523--$401$11,323,7511Sony / Columbia
3The Road to El Dorado$871,413-58%3,2230$270$33,916,4193DreamWorks
4Keeping the Faith$740,000-64%2,152--$344$8,820,4761Disney
5Erin Brockovich$583,062-65%3,07066$190$99,902,4565Universal
6Return to Me$456,682-63%2,320313$197$15,712,6892MGM
7The Skulls$421,875-57%2,409-7$175$26,142,6643Universal
8Ready to Rumble$279,440-61%2,5850$108$7,453,3052Warner Bros.
9High Fidelity$260,229-64%1,2290$212$17,147,3963Disney
10Romeo Must Die$255,723-67%1,824-465$140$48,187,7354Warner Bros.