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, Dec. 1 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 1 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Bad Santa$868,603-69%2,005--$433$17,671,8801Miramax / Dimension
2Gothika$781,841-71%2,3820$328$42,061,0002Warner Bros.
3The Haunted Mansion$764,637-85%3,122--$245$34,812,4301Disney
4Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$693,693-86%3,4673$200$76,525,5182Universal
5Elf$688,608-82%3,202-179$215$129,709,4274New Line
6The Missing$668,503-70%2,756--$243$15,901,5341Sony / Columbia
7Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$559,313-75%2,703-398$207$67,192,0443Fox
8Timeline$457,549-73%2,787--$164$12,881,6541Paramount
9Love Actually$412,807-75%1,71424$241$43,805,5974Universal
10The Matrix Revolutions$252,457-71%2,055-969$123$133,587,3314Warner Bros.