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, Jul. 2 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 2 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$12,435,822208%3,355--$3,707$16,471,2690Warner Bros.
2Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$9,146,163--3,350--$2,730$9,146,1630MGM
3Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$3,023,973-26%3,485--$868$49,582,9831Sony / Columbia
4Finding Nemo$2,213,209-11%2,902-502$763$261,204,6195Disney
5Hulk$1,645,641-23%3,601-59$457$106,833,5322Universal
6Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas$1,523,774--3,086--$494$1,523,7740DreamWorks
728 Days Later$875,687-21%1,318--$664$13,467,5201Fox Searchlight
8Bruce Almighty$685,658-22%1,997-1077$343$223,810,3276Universal
9The Italian Job$595,650-18%1,584-511$376$78,905,2755Paramount
10Rugrats Go Wild$525,076-23%2,021-1020$260$32,834,3723Paramount