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 Sun, Jan. 25 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 25 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Butterfly Effect$4,142,477-40%2,605--$1,590$17,065,5801New Line
2Along Came Polly$3,728,590-51%2,99511$1,245$53,264,8432Universal
3The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$2,117,603-33%2,558-445$828$337,823,1956New Line
4Big Fish$1,805,142-46%2,438-76$740$48,936,0147Sony / Columbia
5Cheaper by the Dozen$1,677,667-47%2,810-215$597$122,531,4965Fox
6Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!$1,481,641-54%2,711--$547$7,320,0581DreamWorks
7Cold Mountain$1,301,506-46%2,8020$464$72,585,0255Miramax
8Torque$1,172,148-42%2,4630$476$17,278,9232Warner Bros.
9Mystic River$1,012,218-37%1,3271194$763$58,780,19715Warner Bros.
10Something's Gotta Give$957,966-52%2,143-359$447$107,050,7947Sony / Columbia