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, Feb. 21 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 21 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1John Q.$1,162,617-12%2,466--$471$27,614,4561New Line
2Return to Never Land$868,0350%2,605--$333$18,274,0731Disney
3Crossroads (2002)$669,8080%2,380--$281$19,168,3101Paramount
4Big Fat Liar$646,2912%2,5343$255$26,910,7382Universal
5A Beautiful Mind$520,037-4%2,081-139$250$127,384,7597Universal
6Collateral Damage$516,3721%2,8240$183$30,749,0112Warner Bros.
7Hart's War$488,240-6%2,459--$199$10,543,4031MGM
8Super Troopers$451,1743%1,780--$253$8,569,4511Fox Searchlight
9Black Hawk Down$402,0104%2,150-814$187$97,710,3225Sony / Columbia
10Snow Dogs$392,6923%2,286-168$172$69,288,9025Disney