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 Tue, Dec. 16 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Dec. 16 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Something's Gotta Give$1,580,6616%2,677--$590$19,132,9381Sony / Columbia
2The Last Samurai$1,365,2675%2,9080$469$49,544,1232Warner Bros.
3Stuck on You$575,096-9%3,003--$192$10,618,6291Fox
4Bad Santa$543,0403%2,540449$214$36,796,8193Miramax / Dimension
5Elf$448,59111%2,876-243$156$148,378,4356New Line
6Honey (2003)$296,8438%1,97230$151$20,350,3842Universal
7Gothika$277,9122%1,806-399$154$54,484,4874Warner Bros.
8The Haunted Mansion$274,470-6%3,001-121$91$54,316,9783Disney
9Love Actually$266,87418%1,566-106$170$52,668,8506Universal
10Love Don't Cost a Thing$261,539-8%1,844--$142$6,861,7261Warner Bros.