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, Jun. 4 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 4 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pearl Harbor$2,731,794-66%3,2140$850$121,585,0882Disney
2Shrek$2,482,480-72%3,66138$678$150,844,4783DreamWorks
3The Animal$1,703,918--2,788--$611$1,703,9181Sony / Columbia
4Moulin Rouge!$1,393,366-60%2,2792277$611$15,788,8581Fox
5What's the Worst That Could Happen?$1,050,373--2,675--$393$1,050,3731MGM
6The Mummy Returns$689,687-68%3,204-349$215$181,870,0695Universal
7A Knight's Tale$352,028--2,441-523$144$12,179,7874Sony / Columbia
8Bridget Jones's Diary$192,917--1,301-440$148$17,786,9308Miramax
9Angel Eyes$182,666--2,007-400$91$5,855,3583Warner Bros.