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, Nov. 10 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 10 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Matrix Revolutions$4,587,804-63%3,502--$1,310$88,378,0431Warner Bros.
2Elf$3,752,385-59%3,337--$1,124$34,867,5511New Line
3Brother Bear$1,690,143-71%3,0300$558$45,712,4282Disney
4Scary Movie 3$1,001,551-60%3,288-217$305$94,066,9953Miramax / Dimension
5Radio$742,118-58%2,811-263$264$36,873,8513Sony / Columbia
6The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (2003)$549,738-54%2,378-592$231$73,925,4494New Line
7Mystic River$479,164-62%1,58130$303$40,916,9514Warner Bros.
8Runaway Jury$441,252-60%2,133-603$207$40,433,9244Fox
9School of Rock$315,021-57%1,982-804$159$73,786,4456Paramount
10Kill Bill Vol. 1$305,313-53%1,681-748$182$65,219,4465Miramax