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, Apr. 24 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 24 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Anger Management$1,828,041-4%3,57019$512$88,518,2112Sony / Columbia
2Holes$1,652,6396%2,331--$709$23,824,5481Disney
3Malibu's Most Wanted$808,7920%2,503--$323$16,506,5591Warner Bros.
4Bulletproof Monk$580,051-3%2,9550$196$14,555,1891MGM
5What a Girl Wants$502,1090%2,930-34$171$29,621,3503Warner Bros.
6Phone Booth$467,843-4%2,447-42$191$37,166,5533Fox
7Bringing Down the House$309,6791%2,284-546$136$123,997,6567Disney
8Chicago$298,7467%1,711-403$175$161,944,01417Miramax
9A Man Apart$278,3359%2,174-321$128$23,912,7313New Line
10Head of State$197,7523%1,844-412$107$35,454,1324DreamWorks