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, Oct. 14 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 14 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Kill Bill Vol. 1$2,126,340-33%3,102--$685$27,412,8701Miramax
2Intolerable Cruelty$896,914-33%2,564--$350$14,755,7301Universal
3School of Rock$732,968-65%2,929315$250$42,493,8042Paramount
4Out of Time$554,963-47%3,0760$180$30,306,7712MGM
5Good Boy!$550,555-73%3,225--$171$15,723,9321MGM
6Under the Tuscan Sun$460,232-29%1,7014$271$29,417,6193Disney
7The Rundown$310,074-50%2,823-331$110$41,219,5413Universal
8House of the Dead$306,818-44%1,520--$202$6,535,3391Artisan
9Secondhand Lions$244,924-39%2,563-469$96$36,043,7054New Line
10Underworld$184,935-41%1,906-809$97$49,276,4854Sony / Screen Gems