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 Thu, Dec. 11 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 11 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Last Samurai$1,928,953-5%2,908--$663$32,788,6171Warner Bros.
2Bad Santa$695,2289%2,09186$332$29,709,4902Miramax / Dimension
3Elf$495,101-1%3,119-83$159$141,507,1215New Line
4Honey (2003)$447,755-2%1,942--$231$14,917,3491Universal
5The Haunted Mansion$404,2780%3,1220$129$47,611,3082Disney
6Gothika$401,116-1%2,205-177$182$51,210,2473Warner Bros.
7Love Actually$343,3433%1,672-42$205$50,061,8665Universal
8The Missing$334,950-5%2,7560$122$23,161,7992Sony / Columbia
9Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World$324,9480%2,344-359$139$73,812,6894Fox
10Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$308,141-5%3,409-58$90$86,564,6273Universal