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 Fri, Feb. 7 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Feb. 7 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$7,964,508--2,923--$2,725$7,964,5081Paramount
2Shanghai Knights$6,177,098--2,753--$2,244$6,177,0981Disney
3Chicago$2,950,782376%1,8411218$1,603$55,950,9197Miramax
4Final Destination 2$2,740,053261%2,8340$967$22,233,6802New Line
5The Recruit$2,683,789173%2,3760$1,130$23,278,1092Disney
6Deliver Us from Eva$2,280,176--1,139--$2,002$2,280,1761Focus
7Darkness Falls$1,227,800306%2,456-409$500$24,213,6233Sony / Columbia
8Biker Boyz$1,213,089238%1,7693$686$12,995,4662DreamWorks
9Kangaroo Jack$1,117,113327%2,8480$392$48,050,1024Warner Bros.
10The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$808,988152%1,680-495$482$318,149,3388New Line