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 Tue, Jan. 14 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 14 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Catch Me If You Can (2002)$1,247,72822%3,22555$387$121,644,8143DreamWorks
2The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$1,195,04315%3,477-145$344$285,657,4234New Line
3Just Married$1,130,83614%2,766--$409$19,668,3561Fox
4Two Weeks Notice$537,95824%2,7550$195$79,964,4414Warner Bros.
5Gangs of New York$510,84913%2,34035$218$55,888,6514Miramax
6Maid in Manhattan$402,61129%2,926-124$138$84,564,4665Sony / Columbia
7Antwone Fisher$276,309-2%1,007815$274$10,991,4094Fox Searchlight
8My Big Fat Greek Wedding$225,11529%1,21218$186$207,565,15939IFC Films
9Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$154,88022%1,550-465$100$255,740,4929Warner Bros.
10Die Another Day$140,00035%1,180-628$119$156,411,2878MGM