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, Jun. 18 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 18 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Finding Nemo$4,229,3147%3,42534$1,235$203,266,4623Disney
22 Fast 2 Furious$2,016,673-5%3,41810$590$89,841,0582Universal
3Bruce Almighty$1,755,698-1%3,477-72$505$198,966,5534Universal
4Rugrats Go Wild$1,448,15913%3,041--$476$15,419,0461Paramount
5The Italian Job$1,287,397-1%2,697-180$477$59,203,3813Paramount
6Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd$1,154,121-8%2,609--$442$14,612,7801New Line
7Hollywood Homicide$1,118,939-6%2,840--$394$14,554,2771Sony / Columbia
8The Matrix Reloaded$738,040-4%2,350-875$314$259,700,9145Warner Bros.
9Daddy Day Care$385,64012%1,982-731$195$93,337,9386Sony / Columbia
10X2: X-Men United$255,2216%1,316-630$194$208,024,1187Fox