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. 15 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 15 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Matrix Reloaded$37,508,928650%3,603--$10,410$42,509,6080Warner Bros.
2X2: X-Men United$1,567,116-23%3,7498$418$156,869,0032Fox
3Daddy Day Care$1,076,9392%3,370--$320$32,177,1781Sony / Columbia
4Identity$361,842-20%2,618-115$138$41,404,8293Sony / Columbia
5Anger Management$316,289-11%2,819-652$112$124,722,5805Sony / Columbia
6Holes$253,004-16%2,45250$103$52,801,0924Disney
7The Lizzie McGuire Movie$241,102-4%2,8250$85$27,558,4232Disney
8It Runs in the Family (2003)$64,106-14%1,042-165$62$7,036,0643MGM
9Malibu's Most Wanted$62,357-25%2,008-332$31$32,123,0574Warner Bros.
10Confidence$53,070-58%1,188-683$45$11,568,7763Lionsgate