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 Fri, Aug. 22 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 22 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Freddy Vs. Jason$4,375,60998%3,0140$1,452$52,422,4162New Line
2S.W.A.T.$3,333,27195%3,204-16$1,040$80,600,0073Sony / Columbia
3Freaky Friday (2003)$3,157,09697%3,05879$1,032$68,283,2223Disney
4Open Range$2,794,768110%2,16388$1,292$22,629,7372Disney
5The Medallion$2,768,645--2,648--$1,046$2,768,6451Sony / TriStar
6Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$2,173,27482%2,404-306$904$255,824,3107Disney
7Uptown Girls$1,995,22768%2,4950$800$18,706,5202MGM
8My Boss's Daughter$1,875,022--2,201--$852$1,875,0221Miramax / Dimension
9Seabiscuit$1,837,19994%2,53472$725$88,601,0525Universal
10American Wedding$1,763,14890%2,467-518$715$86,817,2314Universal