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 Fri, Jun. 28 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 28 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mr. Deeds$14,261,610--3,231--$4,414$14,261,6101Sony / Columbia
2Lilo & Stitch$6,842,72338%3,22231$2,124$62,411,8202Disney
3Minority Report$6,477,31780%3,0010$2,158$58,312,1712Fox
4Scooby-Doo$3,819,62636%3,4470$1,108$115,406,2523Warner Bros.
5The Bourne Identity$3,328,67284%2,66320$1,250$65,032,1783Universal
6Hey Arnold! The Movie$2,202,690--2,527--$872$2,202,6901Paramount
7The Sum of All Fears$1,458,93282%2,486-551$587$101,971,0385Paramount
8Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$1,293,7119%2,167-143$597$52,634,3444Warner Bros.
9Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$982,90340%1,801-306$546$283,566,8317Fox
10Windtalkers$970,60329%2,529-369$384$30,578,3823MGM