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 Wed, Mar. 13 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 13 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Time Machine$1,474,530-18%2,944--$501$27,670,4961DreamWorks
2We Were Soldiers$1,018,334-16%3,1430$324$43,889,3812Paramount
340 Days and 40 Nights$626,919-21%2,399174$261$24,830,2152Miramax
4All About the Benjamins$605,443-13%1,505--$402$12,128,3211New Line
5John Q.$459,661-13%2,382-74$193$61,143,4574New Line
6A Beautiful Mind$385,110-12%1,793-169$215$145,452,81410Universal
7Return to Never Land$374,821-13%2,498-120$150$42,701,2534Disney
8Dragonfly$315,160-11%2,431-76$130$25,805,7613Universal
9Big Fat Liar$311,276-9%2,074-158$150$44,273,7935Universal
10The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$255,497-15%1,210-93$211$291,950,44612New Line