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 Tue, May. 13 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 13 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X2: X-Men United$2,585,541-14%3,7498$690$153,263,6802Fox
2Daddy Day Care$1,171,078-6%3,370--$348$30,046,3551Sony / Columbia
3Identity$593,064-4%2,618-115$227$40,591,7053Sony / Columbia
4Anger Management$436,9091%2,819-652$155$124,051,8555Sony / Columbia
5Holes$280,585-2%2,45250$114$52,245,6614Disney
6The Lizzie McGuire Movie$260,335-6%2,8250$92$27,066,3802Disney
7Confidence$161,323-2%1,188-683$136$11,388,3323Lionsgate
8Malibu's Most Wanted$104,194-14%2,008-332$52$31,977,6644Warner Bros.
9It Runs in the Family (2003)$82,13812%1,042-165$79$6,897,2293MGM
10Agent Cody Banks$32,66536%1,224-180$27$47,344,0509MGM