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 Wed, Dec. 27 2000

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 27 2000LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cast Away$9,293,248-20%2,774--$3,350$60,816,7131Fox
2What Women Want (2000)$6,102,200-12%3,04432$2,005$83,205,8942Paramount
3Miss Congeniality$4,292,976-9%2,668--$1,609$23,126,4691Warner Bros.
4The Family Man$3,450,040-20%2,388--$1,445$22,874,7541Universal
5How the Grinch Stole Christmas$3,005,388-8%3,164-92$950$241,402,8756Universal
6Vertical Limit$1,655,488-15%2,40598$688$41,999,9153Sony / Columbia
7102 Dalmatians$1,087,19623%1,684-506$646$51,558,4495Disney
8Rugrats in Paris: The Movie$1,047,83753%1,890-650$554$47,110,3696Paramount
9All the Pretty Horses$865,365-23%1,483--$584$3,294,5510Miramax
10Proof of Life$634,469-19%2,062-643$308$22,738,2243Warner Bros.