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, Aug. 3 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 3 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Nutty Professor II: The Klumps$3,323,970-6%3,242--$1,025$58,535,0211Universal
2What Lies Beneath$2,752,5790%2,82512$974$81,322,7212DreamWorks
3X-Men$1,474,793-1%3,107-5$475$129,478,4563Fox
4Scary Movie$967,0650%3,256-45$297$137,063,1734Miramax / Dimension
5The Perfect Storm$829,0342%3,093-110$268$161,610,6195Warner Bros.
6Disney's The Kid$763,1521%2,328-15$328$55,435,5694Disney
7Pokemon: The Movie 2000$643,857-7%2,7520$234$36,110,6582Warner Bros.
8The Patriot$520,6561%2,329-422$224$103,388,0495Sony / Columbia
9Thomas and the Magic Railroad$505,169-2%2,10652$240$8,787,4661Destination
10Loser$377,544-3%2,0160$187$13,809,8172Sony / Columbia