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, Mar. 4 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 4 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$7,638,650-9%3,04337$2,510$160,642,3791Newmarket
250 First Dates$768,2966%3,450-162$223$91,713,9063Sony / Columbia
3Twisted$617,9410%2,703--$229$11,357,2181Paramount
4Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$327,9500%2,042--$161$7,191,4761Lions Gate
5Eurotrip$313,4483%2,54432$123$14,077,0222DreamWorks
6Miracle$260,84916%2,222-303$117$57,282,1974Disney
7The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$252,7633%1,112-295$227$365,177,45311New Line
8Mystic River$231,5430%1,125-227$206$83,220,38820Warner Bros.
9Welcome to Mooseport$225,4652%2,8680$79$12,413,3632Fox
10Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$209,2659%2,5030$84$17,756,9362Disney