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. 29 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 29 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$4,086,307-7%3,344--$1,222$41,899,7581Miramax / Dimension
2Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$3,596,4180%3,41657$1,053$184,019,1893Disney
3Seabiscuit$2,754,560-1%1,989--$1,385$26,393,7971Universal
4Bad Boys II$2,653,693-8%3,20216$829$94,032,5412Sony / Columbia
5Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$2,509,655-5%3,222--$779$26,933,6961Paramount
6Finding Nemo$763,9649%2,025-455$377$314,582,9409Disney
7The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen$726,0853%2,532-470$287$54,355,4213Fox
8Johnny English$670,75113%2,2360$300$19,697,8422Universal
9Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines$638,9653%2,660-744$240$138,720,5844Warner Bros.
10How to Deal$458,682-4%2,3190$198$12,413,1332New Line