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 Mon, Oct. 13 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 13 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kill Bill Vol. 1$3,196,003-46%3,102--$1,030$25,286,5301Miramax
2School of Rock$2,088,739-54%2,929315$713$41,760,8362Paramount
3Good Boy!$2,065,339-49%3,225--$640$15,173,3771MGM
4Intolerable Cruelty$1,333,348-60%2,564--$520$13,858,8161Universal
5Out of Time$1,042,425-56%3,0760$339$29,751,8082MGM
6Under the Tuscan Sun$650,284-55%1,7014$382$28,957,3873Disney
7The Rundown$621,531-60%2,823-331$220$40,909,4673Universal
8House of the Dead$544,964-65%1,520--$359$6,228,5211Artisan
9Secondhand Lions$402,756-56%2,563-469$157$35,798,7814New Line
10Underworld$313,171-56%1,906-809$164$49,091,5504Sony / Screen Gems