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 Tue, Jan. 1 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 1 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$10,248,53928%3,3590$3,051$174,115,4142New Line
2Ocean's Eleven$4,847,75310%3,0750$1,577$136,994,2824Warner Bros.
3Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius$3,762,0178%3,15112$1,194$49,463,2112Paramount
4Ali$3,356,57171%2,4460$1,372$40,051,0101Sony / Columbia
5Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone$3,078,1717%3,186-125$966$291,740,4907Warner Bros.
6Vanilla Sky$2,775,12935%2,7440$1,011$71,310,9313Paramount
7Monsters, Inc.$1,724,7577%1,701-396$1,014$239,190,0189Disney
8How High$1,442,450198%1,2715$1,135$19,679,5362Universal
9Joe Somebody$1,408,977-2%2,5159$560$15,986,7052Fox
10Not Another Teen Movie$1,152,791130%2,3650$487$32,016,1233Sony / Columbia