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. 26 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 26 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Butterfly Effect$1,329,417-68%2,605--$510$18,394,9971New Line
2Along Came Polly$840,743-77%2,99511$281$54,105,5862Universal
3The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$527,521-75%2,558-445$206$338,350,7166New Line
4Big Fish$461,279-74%2,438-76$189$49,397,2937Sony / Columbia
5Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!$405,340-73%2,711--$150$7,725,3981DreamWorks
6Cold Mountain$399,748-69%2,8020$143$72,984,7735Miramax
7Mystic River$347,860-66%1,3271194$262$59,128,05715Warner Bros.
8Cheaper by the Dozen$305,984-82%2,810-215$109$122,837,4805Fox
9Something's Gotta Give$297,802-69%2,143-359$139$107,348,5967Sony / Columbia
10Torque$254,901-78%2,4630$103$17,533,8242Warner Bros.