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 Sun, Feb. 29 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 29 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$27,860,192-16%3,043--$9,156$125,185,3961Newmarket
250 First Dates$2,922,904-49%3,450-162$847$88,686,1803Sony / Columbia
3Twisted$2,050,346-50%2,703--$759$8,904,7981Paramount
4Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$1,720,193-42%2,5030$687$16,904,7652Disney
5Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$1,225,425-48%2,042--$600$5,811,5851Lions Gate
6Miracle$1,053,094-51%2,222-491$474$56,331,7844Disney
7Eurotrip$1,005,071-40%2,54432$395$12,758,6582DreamWorks
8Barbershop 2: Back in Business$785,732-48%1,524-705$516$57,576,2454MGM
9Welcome to Mooseport$718,712-54%2,8680$251$11,539,7152Fox
10Broken Lizard's Club Dread$709,514-35%1,807--$393$3,035,8421Fox Searchlight