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, Feb. 4 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 4 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Black Hawk Down$882,203-47%3,14342$281$75,947,1083Sony / Columbia
2The Count of Monte Cristo (2002)$605,624-62%2,211204$274$23,976,0762Disney
3A Beautiful Mind$528,132-64%2,25013$235$105,033,0295Universal
4The Mothman Prophecies$474,482-62%2,3310$204$21,701,9662Sony / Screen Gems
5I Am Sam$417,272-67%1,30335$320$17,465,4906New Line
6Snow Dogs$378,590-86%2,4400$155$51,504,7533Disney
7The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$360,060-71%2,309-394$156$266,633,9267New Line
8A Walk to Remember$332,641-79%2,4209$137$23,658,4952Warner Bros.
9Slackers$241,486-45%1,893--$128$3,027,1781Sony / Columbia
10Birthday Girl$192,886-57%1,000--$193$2,565,8771Miramax