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, Jul. 12 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jul. 12 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within$2,612,296-48%2,382--$1,097$7,619,5480Sony / Columbia
2Cats & Dogs$2,589,526-10%3,0400$852$25,204,8851Warner Bros.
3Scary Movie 2$1,792,135-11%3,2200$557$43,925,2701Miramax / Dimension
4The Fast and the Furious$1,385,817-5%2,79875$495$107,525,7933Universal
5Dr. Dolittle 2$1,363,809-2%3,028-25$450$27,325,0283Fox
6A.I. Artificial Intelligence$1,113,192-11%3,2420$343$64,884,6772Warner Bros.
7Kiss of the Dragon$1,000,228-4%2,025--$494$4,807,2521Fox
8Shrek$751,906-8%2,107-597$357$243,676,7788DreamWorks
9Lara Croft, Tomb Raider$705,925-6%3,010-339$235$65,609,8954Paramount
10Atlantis: The Lost Empire$629,022-9%2,272-758$277$35,745,3804Disney