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 Wed, May. 7 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 7 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X2: X-Men United$4,896,309-19%3,741--$1,309$103,040,8051Fox
2Identity$655,672-14%2,7330$240$32,227,4492Sony / Columbia
3Anger Management$521,278-16%3,471-185$150$116,910,6974Sony / Columbia
4The Lizzie McGuire Movie$462,848-7%2,825--$164$18,879,6331Disney
5Holes$340,5603%2,40253$142$46,387,6283Disney
6Confidence$251,347-12%1,8710$134$9,261,4522Lionsgate
7Malibu's Most Wanted$153,387-18%2,340-163$66$29,459,5173Warner Bros.
8It Runs in the Family (2003)$141,506-8%1,2070$117$5,641,0382MGM
9Phone Booth$115,687-12%1,174-904$99$42,886,6945Fox
10Bulletproof Monk$106,658-13%1,894-1061$56$21,909,6513MGM