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, Jun. 14 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 14 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Shrek$2,212,2479%3,71554$595$184,346,9904DreamWorks
2Swordfish$2,111,79913%2,678--$789$9,907,6751Warner Bros.
3Pearl Harbor$1,595,1908%3,25541$490$150,502,8723Disney
4Evolution$1,315,6415%2,611--$504$18,948,7151DreamWorks
5Moulin Rouge!$967,5851%2,2834$424$31,599,7302Fox
6The Animal$953,7173%2,7880$342$10,449,0512Sony / Columbia
7What's the Worst That Could Happen?$583,91513%2,6750$218$6,192,9432MGM
8The Mummy Returns$508,3418%2,540-664$200$190,781,1886Universal
9A Knight's Tale$225,66110%1,850-591$122$14,273,4455Sony / Columbia