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. 24 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 24 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
150 First Dates$1,228,9478%3,61221$340$74,104,3792Sony / Columbia
2Eurotrip$547,6300%2,512--$218$7,804,2741DreamWorks
3Welcome to Mooseport$421,7399%2,868--$147$7,583,3051Fox
4Miracle$395,0720%2,713-42$146$51,146,5913Disney
5Barbershop 2: Back in Business$317,206-6%2,229-482$142$53,877,5083MGM
6Monster$299,54019%1,087-6$276$24,335,9569Newmarket
7Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$282,078-11%2,503--$113$9,949,2601Disney
8The Butterfly Effect$274,50917%1,901-387$144$53,733,2725New Line
9Mystic River$258,55114%1,352-18$191$79,708,19519Warner Bros.
10The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$225,4377%1,407-256$160$361,558,83610New Line