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. 24 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 24 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Scorpion King$1,619,016-15%3,444--$470$41,743,4661Universal
2Changing Lanes$662,722-11%2,64229$251$34,935,4802Paramount
3Murder by Numbers$651,894-11%2,663--$245$11,394,1721Warner Bros.
4Panic Room$367,513-12%2,825-294$130$85,604,7234Sony / Columbia
5The Sweetest Thing$349,675-21%2,6700$131$18,055,5342Sony / Columbia
6The Rookie (2002)$300,651-2%2,507-13$120$54,800,5354Disney
7Ice Age$266,168-9%2,820-191$94$160,501,1216Fox
8High Crimes$260,635-8%2,409-338$108$31,717,1413Fox
9National Lampoon's Van Wilder$176,829-16%1,806-298$98$17,570,1973Artisan
10Blade II$173,637-5%1,643-531$106$78,308,8685New Line