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, Jul. 14 2003

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#TitleMon, Jul. 14 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$7,504,594-48%3,269--$2,296$78,130,8681Disney
2The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$2,558,303-58%3,002--$852$25,633,9411Fox
3Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$2,167,315-62%3,5040$619$112,481,8102Warner Bros.
4Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$1,650,514-46%3,37525$489$64,548,3442MGM
5Finding Nemo$1,305,503-45%2,643-259$494$292,374,4897Disney
6Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$948,936-51%3,202-283$296$82,484,2203Sony / Columbia
728 Days Later$645,927-52%1,396-11$463$29,096,5203Fox Searchlight
8Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas$633,423-49%3,0860$205$19,439,8402DreamWorks
9Hulk$488,954-55%2,575-716$190$125,160,9734Universal
10The Italian Job$364,881-51%1,364-220$268$89,198,0857Paramount