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. 22 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 22 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$13,563,374-42%3,703--$3,663$137,663,4601New Line
2Mona Lisa Smile$2,311,599-31%2,677--$864$13,839,5311Sony / Columbia
3Something's Gotta Give$1,753,415-50%2,6770$655$35,182,2512Sony / Columbia
4Elf$1,546,924-18%2,451-425$631$156,383,0487New Line
5The Last Samurai$1,368,325-49%2,93830$466$60,857,0263Warner Bros.
6Stuck on You$1,070,866-36%3,0074$356$18,054,5042Fox
7The Haunted Mansion$950,756-29%2,414-587$394$59,753,2864Disney
8Bad Santa$729,631-58%2,225-315$328$43,652,7494Miramax / Dimension
9Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat$605,854-26%2,121-834$286$94,534,4565Universal
10Love Don't Cost a Thing$576,672-44%1,8440$313$11,767,9242Warner Bros.