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 Mon, Feb. 10 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 10 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days$1,198,652-79%2,923--$410$24,973,1361Paramount
2Shanghai Knights$1,048,809-79%2,753--$381$20,652,0801Disney
3Chicago$765,006-73%1,8411218$416$64,556,3177Miramax
4The Recruit$572,973-76%2,3760$241$30,393,6372Disney
5Final Destination 2$557,845-69%2,8340$197$28,442,3382New Line
6Deliver Us from Eva$363,141-75%1,139--$319$7,014,9431Focus
7Kangaroo Jack$277,767-86%2,8480$98$53,315,8064Warner Bros.
8Biker Boyz$244,830-77%1,7693$138$16,261,0622DreamWorks
9The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers$229,966-79%1,680-495$137$321,088,9088New Line
10About Schmidt$200,741-72%1,2404$162$46,998,8779New Line