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, Mar. 14 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 14 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Time Machine$1,470,0700%2,944--$499$29,140,5661DreamWorks
2We Were Soldiers$954,779-6%3,1430$304$44,844,1602Paramount
340 Days and 40 Nights$623,032-1%2,399174$260$25,453,2472Miramax
4All About the Benjamins$562,015-7%1,505--$373$12,690,3361New Line
5John Q.$426,025-7%2,382-74$179$61,569,4824New Line
6A Beautiful Mind$376,515-2%1,793-169$210$145,829,32910Universal
7Return to Never Land$355,165-5%2,498-120$142$43,056,4184Disney
8Big Fat Liar$321,9493%2,074-158$155$44,595,7425Universal
9Dragonfly$304,937-3%2,431-76$125$26,110,6983Universal
10The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$271,4706%1,210-93$224$292,221,91612New Line