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. 25 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 25 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$13,986,11985%3,7030$3,777$171,670,6211New Line
2Cheaper by the Dozen$7,839,567--3,298--$2,377$7,839,5670Fox
3Paycheck$5,152,104--2,762--$1,865$5,152,1040Paramount
4Cold Mountain$4,505,258--2,163--$2,083$4,505,2580Miramax
5Peter Pan (2003)$3,488,480--2,813--$1,240$3,488,4800Universal
6Something's Gotta Give$3,454,443133%2,70932$1,275$42,083,4822Sony / Columbia
7Mona Lisa Smile$2,703,716157%2,677--$1,010$19,875,2021Sony / Columbia
8The Last Samurai$2,477,763131%2,557-351$969$65,998,7363Warner Bros.
9Bad Santa$1,409,711150%1,710-830$824$46,434,5714Miramax / Dimension
10Elf$1,240,574-2%2,015-861$616$160,767,1687New Line