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 Sun, Jan. 26 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 26 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kangaroo Jack$3,010,964-50%2,84830$1,057$35,114,0012Warner Bros.
2Darkness Falls$1,759,881-68%2,837--$620$12,025,9001Sony / Columbia
3The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$1,414,147-59%2,666-444$530$308,822,4366New Line
4National Security$1,187,515-68%2,7290$435$26,040,6232Sony / Columbia
5Confessions of a Dangerous Mind$1,030,239-64%1,769--$582$6,151,1334Miramax
6Just Married$996,191-69%2,705-64$368$43,354,9663Fox
7Catch Me If You Can (2002)$993,673-71%2,776-274$358$144,966,9235DreamWorks
8About Schmidt$905,220-68%1,236290$732$36,050,7487New Line
9A Guy Thing$530,872-67%2,5205$211$12,300,3552MGM
10Gangs of New York$490,491-66%1,905-265$257$65,374,5296Miramax