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, Apr. 9 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 9 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spy Kids$1,500,624--3,133--$479$28,047,5052Miramax / Dimension
2Blow$1,451,232--2,249--$645$1,451,2321New Line
3Along Came a Spider$1,322,473--2,530--$523$1,322,4731Paramount
4Pokemon 3: The Movie$485,298--2,675--$181$485,2981Warner Bros.
5Heartbreakers (2001)$428,235--2,708--$158$20,031,6553MGM
6Someone Like You$415,880--2,349--$177$10,426,4802Fox
7Enemy at the Gates$296,808--1,724--$172$27,772,3454Paramount
8Tomcats$258,801--2,617--$99$6,664,8772Sony / Columbia
9Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon$243,235-65%1,628-278$149$117,762,80318Sony Pictures Classics
10Exit Wounds$237,150--2,260--$105$33,685,0524Warner Bros.