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, May. 15 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 15 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gladiator (2000)$2,500,644-64%2,9435$850$76,160,4852DreamWorks
2U-571$465,452-66%2,820119$165$58,296,8894Universal
3Screwed$255,700-67%1,759--$145$3,596,1991Universal
4The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas$218,316-84%3,12574$70$24,631,0983Universal
5Love & Basketball$153,604-73%1,047-145$147$22,587,9034New Line
6Rules of Engagement$143,781--1,618-643$89$53,266,1176Paramount
7Keeping the Faith$143,113-72%1,596-418$90$32,415,7715Disney
8Erin Brockovich$126,647-73%1,491-451$85$118,633,1749Universal
928 Days$113,991-70%1,755-658$65$33,388,6025Sony / Columbia
10Return to Me$95,959-72%1,203-500$80$27,184,3786MGM