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, May. 5 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 5 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X2: X-Men United$6,549,800-71%3,741--$1,751$92,107,4381Fox
2Identity$622,682-74%2,7330$228$30,807,9432Sony / Columbia
3The Lizzie McGuire Movie$580,573-87%2,825--$206$17,919,5541Disney
4Anger Management$487,506-75%3,471-185$140$115,772,0324Sony / Columbia
5Holes$350,281-82%2,40253$146$45,714,8683Disney
6Confidence$222,732-66%1,8710$119$8,723,8482Lionsgate
7Malibu's Most Wanted$168,075-81%2,340-163$72$29,119,7813Warner Bros.
8It Runs in the Family (2003)$119,717-72%1,2070$99$5,345,2912MGM
9Phone Booth$104,286-71%1,196-917$87$42,639,0275Fox
10Bulletproof Monk$100,067-75%1,894-1061$53$21,680,6963MGM