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 Tue, Jul. 22 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 22 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$5,449,8332%3,35990$1,622$143,790,5872Disney
2Bad Boys II$5,353,585-11%3,186--$1,680$57,894,2531Sony / Columbia
3The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$1,427,9744%3,0020$476$45,328,4302Fox
4Johnny English$1,397,15710%2,236--$625$11,805,3191Universal
5Finding Nemo$1,296,2759%2,480-163$523$306,281,6718Disney
6Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$1,234,0657%3,404-100$363$130,281,7723Warner Bros.
7Legally Blonde 2: Red, White and Blonde$1,098,49712%3,205-170$343$77,535,0353MGM
8How to Deal$920,810-7%2,319--$397$7,722,6071New Line
9Charlie's Angels: Full Throttle$663,51116%2,261-941$293$90,470,9414Sony / Columbia
1028 Days Later$409,8894%1,310-86$313$34,201,8054Fox Searchlight