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. 8 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 8 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$5,864,498-58%3,557--$1,649$93,107,0671Sony / Columbia
2Mr. Deeds$2,512,722-51%3,2310$778$76,125,5342Sony / Columbia
3Lilo & Stitch$1,750,117-51%3,2220$543$104,767,6013Disney
4Like Mike$1,507,588-56%2,410--$626$20,427,2101Fox
5Minority Report$1,463,460-59%2,729-272$536$98,584,8423Fox
6The Bourne Identity$1,017,091-60%2,512-151$405$90,036,2944Universal
7Scooby-Doo$871,687-56%3,257-190$268$138,399,8144Warner Bros.
8The Powerpuff Girls Movie$463,869-57%2,340--$198$6,591,1221Warner Bros.
9Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$428,261-44%1,792-375$239$61,215,4685Warner Bros.
10The Sum of All Fears$351,975-63%1,592-894$221$112,075,4496Paramount