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 Thu, Oct. 9 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 9 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1School of Rock$1,063,13417%2,614--$407$24,183,8651Paramount
2Out of Time$872,003-1%3,076--$283$20,120,6951MGM
3Under the Tuscan Sun$642,448-1%1,697471$379$23,396,1332Disney
4The Rundown$552,4983%3,1542$175$35,079,4092Universal
5Underworld$388,8236%2,715-213$143$46,488,9483Sony / Screen Gems
6Secondhand Lions$378,14413%3,032-6$125$32,097,6613New Line
7Once Upon a Time in Mexico$213,1547%2,097-825$102$53,945,5624Sony / Columbia
8Cold Creek Manor$195,8514%1,938-97$101$19,118,6603Disney
9The Fighting Temptations$179,81717%1,762-264$102$25,317,4703Paramount
10Matchstick Men$177,6758%2,007-659$89$34,896,6964Warner Bros.