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, Jan. 29 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 29 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Butterfly Effect$1,228,604-4%2,605--$472$22,182,6111New Line
2Along Came Polly$852,677-3%2,99511$285$56,695,6412Universal
3The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$552,786-4%2,558-445$216$340,026,3766New Line
4Mystic River$472,1522%1,3271194$356$60,493,51315Warner Bros.
5Big Fish$443,715-8%2,438-76$182$50,784,4217Sony / Columbia
6Cold Mountain$433,728-2%2,8020$155$74,320,6725Miramax
7Something's Gotta Give$395,610-3%2,143-359$185$108,528,3037Sony / Columbia
8Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!$373,377-11%2,711--$138$8,895,6821DreamWorks
9Cheaper by the Dozen$280,437-19%2,810-215$100$123,747,7525Fox
10Torque$224,493-8%2,4630$91$18,239,7752Warner Bros.