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 Tue, Feb. 17 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 17 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
150 First Dates$2,308,771-56%3,591--$643$47,416,7871Sony / Columbia
2Miracle$883,616-70%2,755150$321$40,936,7432Disney
3Barbershop 2: Back in Business$691,089-66%2,7110$255$45,665,7232MGM
4The Butterfly Effect$400,374-43%2,288-231$175$49,590,7514New Line
5Monster$348,785-39%1,093201$319$20,687,7718Newmarket
6Catch That Kid$343,082-76%2,8481$120$12,721,5442Fox
7The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$309,353-66%1,663-215$186$357,681,9469New Line
8Mystic River$291,097-53%1,3700$212$75,575,97618Warner Bros.
9Along Came Polly$280,085-55%2,543-415$110$82,296,4455Universal
10You Got Served$261,448-71%1,832-111$143$33,266,6313Sony / Screen Gems