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, Apr. 19 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 19 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spy Kids$1,502,057-18%3,17239$474$42,411,6703Miramax / Dimension
2Bridget Jones's Diary$951,292-8%1,611--$590$4,325,1631Miramax
3Along Came a Spider$872,498-8%2,5300$345$9,768,4142Paramount
4Blow$684,331-17%2,2490$304$9,034,2972New Line
5Joe Dirt$604,126-10%2,6380$229$5,795,0161Sony / Columbia
6Kingdom Come$426,931-2%1,11110$384$11,853,9641Fox Searchlight
7Josie and the Pussycats$357,158-15%2,55693$140$8,568,0621Universal
8Heartbreakers (2001)$270,786-4%2,477-231$109$22,626,1804MGM
9Pokemon 3: The Movie$256,262-19%2,675--$96$2,930,9172Warner Bros.
10Enemy at the Gates$236,616-7%1,694-30$140$29,960,1275Paramount