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 Thu, Jan. 2 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 2 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$6,378,408-42%3,6220$1,761$236,014,4142New Line
2Catch Me If You Can (2002)$4,636,706-49%3,1560$1,469$76,296,0161DreamWorks
3Two Weeks Notice$2,766,778-41%2,7550$1,004$57,684,3482Warner Bros.
4Maid in Manhattan$2,168,997-36%2,93830$738$67,706,7723Sony / Columbia
5Gangs of New York$1,875,839-47%2,19020$857$39,757,8062Miramax
6Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$1,448,534-32%2,5050$578$247,449,7187Warner Bros.
7The Wild Thornberrys Movie$1,448,148-33%3,0120$481$26,019,2562Paramount
8Drumline$1,106,997-45%1,661-176$666$42,238,5793Fox
9The Hot Chick$905,151-31%2,2460$403$26,221,7343Disney
10Die Another Day$761,858-41%1,8750$406$150,830,7386MGM