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, Sep. 17 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 17 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Once Upon a Time in Mexico$1,506,777-19%3,282--$459$28,541,1801Sony / Columbia
2Matchstick Men$888,325-9%2,711--$328$15,837,4961Warner Bros.
3Cabin Fever$504,217-15%2,087--$242$10,336,4571Lionsgate
4Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl$276,137-11%2,029-174$136$288,728,05410Disney
5Open Range$217,742-7%2,063-205$106$54,132,7535Disney
6Seabiscuit$199,556-5%2,102-471$95$114,203,2018Universal
7Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star$171,44211%2,08357$82$13,357,2232Paramount
8Jeepers Creepers II$169,409-12%2,784-340$61$32,422,3773MGM / United Artists
9S.W.A.T.$163,543-16%2,062-538$79$113,307,8106Sony / Columbia
10Freaky Friday (2003)$147,5250%2,567-406$57$102,401,1266Disney