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, Mar. 19 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 19 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age$2,876,774-5%3,316--$868$52,208,1061Fox
2Resident Evil$1,244,573-8%2,528--$492$20,296,5431Sony / Screen Gems
3Showtime$994,2654%2,917--$341$16,958,6341Warner Bros.
4The Time Machine$782,6691%2,95814$265$41,495,3922DreamWorks
5We Were Soldiers$702,8624%3,1430$224$53,800,3363Paramount
640 Days and 40 Nights$455,20120%2,312-87$197$30,647,0263Miramax
7A Beautiful Mind$383,07219%1,533-260$250$149,913,81011Universal
8All About the Benjamins$336,651-21%1,51914$222$18,442,6242New Line
9John Q.$279,7681%2,019-363$139$65,749,1045New Line
10The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$224,50917%1,101-109$204$294,757,37713New Line