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, May. 1 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 1 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Identity$1,023,145-4%2,733--$374$20,761,8101Sony / Columbia
2Anger Management$821,2270%3,65686$225$106,877,7213Sony / Columbia
3Holes$577,08811%2,34918$246$38,449,5952Disney
4Confidence$324,131-8%1,871--$173$5,968,2261Lionsgate
5Malibu's Most Wanted$258,172-1%2,5030$103$24,929,3732Warner Bros.
6Bulletproof Monk$252,277-7%2,9550$85$20,106,5682MGM
7Phone Booth$217,531-2%2,078-369$105$41,069,6954Fox
8It Runs in the Family (2003)$188,114-7%1,207--$156$3,580,7981MGM
9Chicago$143,1562%1,209-502$118$164,070,42318Miramax
10The Real Cancun$139,883-4%2,261--$62$2,733,9071New Line