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. 16 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 16 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$7,056,440-4%3,269246$2,159$92,538,3681Disney
2The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$2,265,524-8%3,002--$755$30,354,3381Fox
3Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$2,042,721-8%3,5040$583$116,735,5692Warner Bros.
4Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$1,651,813-6%3,37525$489$67,951,7912MGM
5Finding Nemo$1,453,0773%2,643-69$550$295,231,6017Disney
6Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$1,005,393-4%3,202-283$314$84,537,9833Sony / Columbia
7Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas$762,56410%3,0860$247$20,894,2832DreamWorks
828 Days Later$593,944-8%1,378-29$431$30,337,3223Fox Searchlight
9Hulk$489,921-3%2,575-716$190$126,153,4624Universal
10The Italian Job$394,804-3%1,364-220$289$90,001,4867Paramount