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, Aug. 19 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 19 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Freddy Vs. Jason$3,210,746-13%3,014--$1,065$43,334,4691New Line
2S.W.A.T.$2,063,6851%3,22018$641$73,790,4002Sony / Columbia
3Freaky Friday (2003)$1,752,407-1%2,97925$588$61,944,3302Disney
4Uptown Girls$1,488,303-1%2,495--$597$14,269,6941MGM
5Open Range$1,487,094-9%2,075--$717$17,165,7861Disney
6Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$1,308,6553%2,710-460$483$251,297,7156Disney
7American Wedding$1,179,9398%2,985-190$395$83,126,5633Universal
8Seabiscuit$971,5847%2,46234$395$84,893,1314Universal
9Spy Kids 3D: Game Over$698,84311%3,003-385$233$98,235,5774Miramax / Dimension
10Lara Croft, Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life$388,4718%1,926-1110$202$59,825,5694Paramount