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, Feb. 6 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 6 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Recruit$982,042-3%2,376--$413$20,594,3201Disney
2Final Destination 2$760,066-2%2,834--$268$19,493,6271New Line
3Biker Boyz$358,599-5%1,766--$203$11,782,3771DreamWorks
4About Schmidt$340,27910%1,2360$275$43,776,2548New Line
5Catch Me If You Can (2002)$322,372-2%2,316-460$139$153,453,6086DreamWorks
6The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$320,7271%2,175-491$147$317,340,3507New Line
7Darkness Falls$302,35313%2,86528$106$22,985,8232Sony / Columbia
8Kangaroo Jack$261,7735%2,8480$92$46,932,9893Warner Bros.
9Just Married$217,7185%2,393-304$91$50,585,9324Fox
10National Security$194,029-1%2,494-235$78$33,172,3223Sony / Columbia