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, Dec. 27 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 27 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$11,020,242-9%3,3590$3,281$117,164,4271New Line
2Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$4,638,85317%3,139--$1,478$27,169,8061Paramount
3Ocean's Eleven$4,214,357-8%3,0750$1,371$110,825,5643Warner Bros.
4Ali$4,003,227-31%2,446--$1,637$20,026,1940Sony / Columbia
5Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$3,511,4393%3,311-111$1,061$274,798,8106Warner Bros.
6Vanilla Sky$2,496,966-16%2,7442$910$54,957,0392Paramount
7Monsters, Inc.$1,821,20716%2,097-585$868$229,743,4878Disney
8Joe Somebody$1,363,9823%2,506--$544$8,059,7871Fox
9How High$1,278,515-14%1,266--$1,010$12,547,4261Universal
10Not Another Teen Movie$1,205,674-11%2,3650$510$25,865,9622Sony / Columbia