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, Feb. 26 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Feb. 26 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$14,781,114-44%3,006--$4,917$41,337,7050Newmarket
250 First Dates$1,008,4850%3,61221$279$76,119,7442Sony / Columbia
3Eurotrip$447,424-2%2,512--$178$8,707,4501DreamWorks
4Miracle$366,0505%2,525-230$145$51,862,0433Disney
5Welcome to Mooseport$324,811-8%2,868--$113$8,260,6861Fox
6Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$324,67414%2,503--$130$10,558,6821Disney
7Barbershop 2: Back in Business$287,7821%2,229-482$129$54,450,3483MGM
8Monster$228,535-9%1,087-6$210$24,814,3899Newmarket
9Mystic River$224,706-4%1,352-18$166$80,166,47319Warner Bros.
10The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$198,7546%1,407-256$141$361,945,51910New Line