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, Mar. 27 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 27 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bringing Down the House$1,147,90513%2,87170$400$87,587,3753Disney
2Dreamcatcher$922,8022%2,945--$313$19,005,2611Warner Bros.
3Chicago$877,2206%2,565-35$342$137,454,79513Miramax
4Agent Cody Banks$613,01813%3,3690$182$28,749,0302MGM
5The Hunted$563,1084%2,5171$224$25,605,3342Paramount
6Piglet's Big Movie$457,9445%2,084--$220$7,799,9661Disney
7View from the Top$418,9011%2,508--$167$8,737,5321Miramax
8Tears of the Sun$373,3782%2,801-172$133$39,423,4813Sony / Columbia
9Old School$352,5681%2,033-419$173$68,405,5645DreamWorks
10Boat Trip$304,8895%1,714--$178$5,040,7171Artisan