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. 19 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 19 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Along Came Polly$4,729,949-37%2,984--$1,585$32,451,1641Universal
2Cheaper by the Dozen$2,871,9515%3,025-213$949$115,073,6124Fox
3The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$2,228,122-31%3,003-529$742$329,046,8035New Line
4Big Fish$2,030,059-32%2,514108$808$39,891,1546Sony / Columbia
5Torque$1,471,354-44%2,463--$597$11,442,3071Warner Bros.
6Teacher's Pet$1,140,07334%2,027--$562$3,600,4661Disney
7Cold Mountain$1,133,403-37%2,802500$404$65,976,6544Miramax
8Peter Pan (2003)$939,85816%1,649-965$570$43,972,3174Universal
9Something's Gotta Give$937,107-37%2,502-374$375$101,679,5286Sony / Columbia
10My Baby's Daddy$763,989-28%1,4481$528$13,180,3542Miramax