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, Apr. 25 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 25 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1U-571$1,666,743-10%2,583--$645$23,067,2151Universal
228 Days$691,988-7%2,5230$274$23,479,0292Sony / Columbia
3Rules of Engagement$653,632-8%3,22030$203$44,422,3463Paramount
4Keeping the Faith$602,298-12%2,1586$279$19,923,6382Disney
5The Road to El Dorado$556,483-35%3,170-53$176$43,325,7944DreamWorks
6Love & Basketball$527,880-32%1,237--$427$9,446,5021New Line
7Erin Brockovich$488,4440%3,056-14$160$108,365,6026Universal
8Return to Me$387,726-9%2,3200$167$22,017,6963MGM
9The Skulls$245,566-17%2,047-362$120$30,877,1044Universal
10High Fidelity$188,2383%1,2312$153$18,909,9694Disney