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 Mon, Jun. 30 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jun. 30 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$4,842,821-52%3,459--$1,400$42,477,2561Sony / Columbia
2Finding Nemo$2,522,092-41%3,333-71$757$256,517,2395Disney
3Hulk$2,461,367-57%3,67414$670$103,057,8822Universal
428 Days Later$1,422,209-54%1,260--$1,129$11,485,6491Fox Searchlight
5Bruce Almighty$914,744-48%2,651-423$345$222,249,8776Universal
62 Fast 2 Furious$887,724-50%2,817-323$315$114,883,0184Universal
7The Italian Job$828,546-50%2,021-74$410$77,586,9395Paramount
8Rugrats Go Wild$653,433-43%3,008-33$217$31,630,9333Paramount
9Hollywood Homicide$485,859-42%2,425-415$200$27,802,1143Sony / Columbia
10The Matrix Reloaded$429,238-46%1,488-362$288$269,415,2687Warner Bros.