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, Jul. 3 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 3 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$18,599,073--3,557--$5,229$18,599,0730Sony / Columbia
2Mr. Deeds$4,144,226-17%3,231--$1,283$51,745,9961Sony / Columbia
3Like Mike$3,893,480--2,310--$1,685$3,893,4800Fox
4Lilo & Stitch$3,310,903-7%3,22231$1,028$87,458,1192Disney
5Minority Report$2,607,857-3%2,800-201$931$81,493,5122Fox
6The Bourne Identity$1,745,83414%2,512-131$695$77,696,4413Universal
7The Powerpuff Girls Movie$1,526,520--2,290--$667$1,526,5200Warner Bros.
8Scooby-Doo$1,508,656-17%3,257-190$463$129,080,8303Warner Bros.
9Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$723,563-16%1,792-518$404$57,347,8564Warner Bros.
10Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$632,9412%1,177-930$538$288,162,2567Fox