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, Apr. 17 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 17 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Changing Lanes$1,079,791-13%2,613--$413$20,680,4961Paramount
2Panic Room$618,258-12%3,11966$198$77,808,9423Sony / Columbia
3The Sweetest Thing$554,786-22%2,670--$208$11,271,1301Sony / Columbia
4The Rookie (2002)$531,7088%2,520-4$211$46,835,7893Disney
5Ice Age$512,010-1%3,011-189$170$153,208,4265Fox
6High Crimes$490,437-10%2,74730$179$26,528,1122Fox
7Blade II$342,988-12%2,174-387$158$75,356,8834New Line
8Frailty$280,990-14%1,497--$188$5,133,6361Lionsgate
9National Lampoon's Van Wilder$278,758-25%2,10482$132$14,528,9082Artisan
10Clockstoppers$240,62010%2,512-51$96$28,789,3893Paramount