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, Jan. 8 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 8 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Catch Me If You Can (2002)$1,774,586-12%3,17014$560$103,053,5152DreamWorks
2The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$1,748,624-19%3,6220$483$267,070,0293New Line
3Two Weeks Notice$806,901-11%2,7550$293$71,341,1813Warner Bros.
4Gangs of New York$735,645-10%2,305115$319$49,395,9003Miramax
5Maid in Manhattan$566,232-15%3,050112$186$78,136,7364Sony / Columbia
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$222,719-9%1,194--$187$204,842,18638IFC Films
7The Hot Chick$217,655-17%2,160-86$101$30,619,8124Disney
8Drumline$217,231-13%1,642-19$132$46,585,9894Fox
9Die Another Day$213,236-16%1,808-67$118$154,474,1717MGM
10Star Trek: Nemesis$210,245-11%2,423-219$87$40,359,3674Paramount