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, Jul. 31 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 31 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$4,636,662-62%3,242--$1,430$47,154,4431Universal
2What Lies Beneath$3,051,516-57%2,82512$1,080$72,404,6462DreamWorks
3X-Men$1,702,040-57%3,107-5$548$124,641,8073Fox
4Scary Movie$1,110,647-58%3,256-45$341$133,884,3394Miramax / Dimension
5The Perfect Storm$906,592-63%3,093-110$293$158,968,3075Warner Bros.
6Disney's The Kid$834,129-48%2,328-15$358$52,996,6514Disney
7Pokemon: The Movie 2000$825,626-57%2,7520$300$33,885,9312Warner Bros.
8Thomas and the Magic Railroad$603,048-57%2,106--$286$7,122,5041Destination
9The Patriot$530,249-61%2,329-422$228$101,732,0175Sony / Columbia
10Loser$484,858-44%2,0160$241$12,534,2992Sony / Columbia