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, Jan. 5 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 5 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$2,228,643-68%3,7030$602$292,642,2693New Line
2Cheaper by the Dozen$1,295,824-72%3,3079$392$86,915,5262Fox
3Cold Mountain$896,139-64%2,21653$404$44,636,5892Miramax
4Something's Gotta Give$842,789-66%2,80899$300$82,051,1154Sony / Columbia
5Paycheck$741,998-64%2,7620$269$39,384,8232Paramount
6The Last Samurai$664,878-62%2,401-156$277$90,685,6445Warner Bros.
7Mona Lisa Smile$609,981-66%2,71437$225$50,615,3193Sony / Columbia
8Peter Pan (2003)$576,743-73%2,8130$205$34,757,5842Universal
9Stuck on You$232,449-60%2,064-336$113$30,951,9564Fox
10Bad Santa$209,720-64%1,7100$123$57,137,9376Miramax / Dimension