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 Tue, Dec. 26 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 26 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cast Away$11,669,9016%2,774--$4,207$51,523,4651Fox
2What Women Want (2000)$6,902,57120%3,04432$2,268$77,103,6942Paramount
3Miss Congeniality$4,723,12124%2,668--$1,770$18,833,4931Warner Bros.
4The Family Man$4,321,036-5%2,388--$1,809$19,424,7141Universal
5How the Grinch Stole Christmas$3,274,05832%3,164-92$1,035$238,397,4876Universal
6Vertical Limit$1,951,90520%2,40598$812$40,344,4273Sony / Columbia
7All the Pretty Horses$1,124,632-14%1,483--$758$2,429,1860Miramax
8102 Dalmatians$886,849--1,684-506$527$50,471,2535Disney
9Proof of Life$788,124--2,062-643$382$22,103,7553Warner Bros.
10Rugrats in Paris: The Movie$683,699--1,890-650$362$46,062,5326Paramount