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, Jul. 1 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 1 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mr. Deeds$5,416,221-46%3,231--$1,676$42,579,0561Sony / Columbia
2Lilo & Stitch$3,502,316-46%3,22231$1,087$80,586,6492Disney
3Minority Report$2,774,616-58%3,0010$925$76,199,9922Fox
4Scooby-Doo$1,804,860-51%3,4470$524$125,753,2693Warner Bros.
5The Bourne Identity$1,518,621-55%2,66320$570$74,419,4703Universal
6Hey Arnold! The Movie$947,820-37%2,527--$375$6,655,0221Paramount
7Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$732,129-39%2,167-143$338$55,762,7244Warner Bros.
8Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$654,626-47%1,801-306$363$286,907,3597Fox
9The Sum of All Fears$583,523-57%2,486-551$235$105,954,4775Paramount
10Spider-Man$496,236-49%1,810-468$274$396,369,7079Sony / Columbia