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, Dec. 10 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 10 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Last Samurai$2,031,403-12%2,908--$699$30,859,6641Warner Bros.
2Bad Santa$637,0580%2,09186$305$29,014,2622Miramax / Dimension
3Elf$499,835-2%3,119-83$160$141,012,0205New Line
4Honey (2003)$456,488-19%1,942--$235$14,469,5941Universal
5The Haunted Mansion$404,0360%3,1220$129$47,207,0302Disney
6Gothika$403,649-8%2,205-177$183$50,809,1313Warner Bros.
7The Missing$353,371-1%2,7560$128$22,826,8492Sony / Columbia
8Love Actually$334,617-7%1,672-42$200$49,718,5235Universal
9Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$325,6391%3,409-58$96$86,256,4863Universal
10Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$323,365-1%2,344-359$138$73,487,7414Fox