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, Jul. 27 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 27 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1What Lies Beneath$3,962,203-3%2,813--$1,409$46,489,6001DreamWorks
2X-Men$2,518,0540%3,11287$809$110,258,1602Fox
3Scary Movie$1,571,742-6%3,301149$476$124,464,1453Miramax / Dimension
4Pokemon: The Movie 2000$1,560,141-9%2,752--$567$26,856,5111Warner Bros.
5The Perfect Storm$1,302,902-1%3,203-204$407$150,541,6444Warner Bros.
6Disney's The Kid$1,274,8786%2,34323$544$46,950,1823Disney
7Thomas and the Magic Railroad$957,649-32%2,054--$466$2,362,8820Destination
8The Patriot$827,6670%2,751-310$301$96,770,9194Sony / Columbia
9Loser$716,728-9%2,016--$356$9,341,5461Sony / Columbia
10Me, Myself & Irene$333,153-6%2,450-400$136$84,444,5745Fox