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 Thu, May. 11 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 11 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gladiator (2000)$3,172,284-7%2,938--$1,080$49,015,5691DreamWorks
2U-571$621,9502%2,70185$230$52,092,4833Universal
3The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas$259,007-6%3,05111$85$19,772,0732Universal
4Keeping the Faith$219,645-3%2,014-157$109$30,378,2264Disney
5Rules of Engagement$206,580-3%2,261-766$91$53,122,3365Paramount
628 Days$201,837-6%2,413-110$84$32,897,6764Sony / Columbia
7Love & Basketball$193,51811%1,192-53$162$20,490,7053New Line
8Erin Brockovich$184,6280%1,942-556$95$116,784,1188Universal
9Return to Me$142,528-3%1,703-303$84$26,744,3545MGM
10The Road to El Dorado$74,7672%1,528-719$49$48,060,3126DreamWorks