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, Mar. 28 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 28 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Head of State$4,453,831--2,151--$2,071$4,453,8311DreamWorks
2The Core$3,976,831--3,017--$1,318$3,976,8311Paramount
3Basic$3,736,027--2,876--$1,299$3,736,0271Sony / Columbia
4Bringing Down the House$3,625,868216%2,91039$1,246$91,213,2434Disney
5Chicago$2,067,785136%2,701136$766$139,522,58014Miramax
6Dreamcatcher$1,939,857110%2,9450$659$20,945,1182Warner Bros.
7Agent Cody Banks$1,549,610153%2,786-583$556$30,298,6403MGM
8View from the Top$1,156,531176%2,5080$461$9,894,0632Miramax
9Piglet's Big Movie$1,004,891119%2,0840$482$8,804,8572Disney
10The Hunted$971,29572%2,244-273$433$26,576,6293Paramount