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, Apr. 22 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 22 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Scorpion King$2,135,669-77%3,444--$620$38,212,0231Universal
2Changing Lanes$761,653-73%2,64229$288$33,526,4112Paramount
3Murder by Numbers$704,032-70%2,663--$264$10,011,6671Warner Bros.
4Panic Room$396,483-73%2,825-294$140$84,819,7324Sony / Columbia
5The Rookie (2002)$361,429-79%2,507-13$144$54,193,9624Disney
6The Sweetest Thing$351,892-72%2,6700$132$17,264,4802Sony / Columbia
7Ice Age$314,330-83%2,820-191$111$159,942,6526Fox
8High Crimes$264,450-71%2,409-338$110$31,171,9723Fox
9Blade II$193,131-68%1,643-531$118$77,952,6875New Line
10National Lampoon's Van Wilder$181,939-68%1,806-298$101$17,181,6193Artisan