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. 10 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 10 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$4,910,122-17%3,5570$1,380$103,921,0791Sony / Columbia
2Mr. Deeds$2,278,582-14%3,2310$705$81,058,4882Sony / Columbia
3Lilo & Stitch$1,846,301-10%3,2220$573$108,659,8563Disney
4Like Mike$1,479,942-6%2,410100$614$23,489,0991Fox
5Minority Report$1,432,002-9%2,729-71$525$101,592,1703Fox
6The Bourne Identity$1,080,311-5%2,5120$430$92,258,8614Universal
7Scooby-Doo$926,820-10%3,2570$285$140,360,2454Warner Bros.
8Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$541,822-1%1,7920$302$62,304,8335Warner Bros.
9The Powerpuff Girls Movie$474,470-7%2,34050$203$7,574,1881Warner Bros.
10The Sum of All Fears$351,662-5%1,5920$221$112,796,9836Paramount