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 Sat, May. 24 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 24 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bruce Almighty$25,425,90826%3,483--$7,300$45,540,7401Universal
2The Matrix Reloaded$14,447,55740%3,6030$4,010$188,647,4272Warner Bros.
3Daddy Day Care$5,963,43382%3,47264$1,718$64,382,1423Sony / Columbia
4X2: X-Men United$4,220,94757%3,067-423$1,376$185,860,5664Fox
5The In-Laws$2,911,70145%2,652--$1,098$4,924,3581Warner Bros.
6Down with Love$1,598,39041%2,118-5$755$12,258,6103Fox
7The Lizzie McGuire Movie$1,398,28176%2,118-540$660$35,474,9324Disney
8Holes$957,13364%1,762-470$543$58,549,8216Disney
9Identity$840,76250%1,590-606$529$47,981,5775Sony / Columbia
10Anger Management$791,55053%1,809-667$438$130,753,8007Sony / Columbia