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, Mar. 25 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 25 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blade II$2,790,650-66%2,707--$1,031$35,319,6601New Line
2Ice Age$2,477,679-72%3,34529$741$89,770,0152Fox
3E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial (2002 re-issue)$917,387-75%3,007--$305$15,141,5281Universal
4Showtime$633,466-65%2,9170$217$27,437,0492Warner Bros.
5Resident Evil$597,211-67%2,5280$236$29,531,5982Sony / Screen Gems
6A Beautiful Mind$538,084-42%1,455-78$370$155,246,13712Universal
7We Were Soldiers$517,964-61%2,859-284$181$61,307,6984Paramount
8The Time Machine$485,160-64%2,809-149$173$48,645,4193DreamWorks
9Sorority Boys$412,611-58%1,801--$229$4,538,9821Disney
10The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring$332,574-47%1,317216$253$297,859,84414New Line