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, Nov. 5 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 5 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Matrix Revolutions$24,311,276--3,502--$6,942$24,311,2760Warner Bros.
2Brother Bear$1,156,457-28%3,0303028$382$24,035,1201Disney
3Scary Movie 3$909,146-34%3,5050$259$81,237,9542Miramax / Dimension
4Radio$567,000-21%3,0740$184$28,221,1792Sony / Columbia
5Mystic River$512,325-10%1,55158$330$35,140,6833Warner Bros.
6The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$488,366-26%2,970-48$164$67,921,3773New Line
7Runaway Jury$479,093-14%2,736-79$175$34,836,9173Fox
8Kill Bill Vol. 1$350,776-33%2,429-204$144$62,253,3024Miramax
9School of Rock$233,013-38%2,786-165$84$70,156,1755Paramount
10Under the Tuscan Sun$136,554-25%1,142-82$120$40,299,1076Disney