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. 14 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 14 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Matrix Reloaded$5,000,680--2,750--$1,818$5,000,6800Warner Bros.
2X2: X-Men United$2,038,207-21%3,7498$544$155,301,8872Fox
3Daddy Day Care$1,053,884-10%3,370--$313$31,100,2391Sony / Columbia
4Identity$451,282-24%2,618-115$172$41,042,9873Sony / Columbia
5Anger Management$354,436-19%2,819-652$126$124,406,2915Sony / Columbia
6Holes$302,4278%2,45250$123$52,548,0884Disney
7The Lizzie McGuire Movie$250,941-4%2,8250$89$27,317,3212Disney
8Confidence$127,374-21%1,188-683$107$11,515,7063Lionsgate
9Malibu's Most Wanted$83,036-20%2,008-332$41$32,060,7004Warner Bros.
10It Runs in the Family (2003)$74,729-9%1,042-165$72$6,971,9583MGM