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 Fri, Mar. 12 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Mar. 12 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$7,959,22287%3,22151$2,471$240,339,6833Newmarket
2Secret Window$6,611,504--3,018--$2,191$6,611,5041Sony / Columbia
3Starsky & Hutch$5,006,226191%3,1850$1,572$40,489,5542Warner Bros.
4Hidalgo$3,257,311175%3,0652$1,063$27,031,7622Disney
5Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London$2,042,346--2,973--$687$2,042,3461MGM
650 First Dates$1,622,773215%2,586-454$628$102,900,1115Sony / Columbia
7Twisted$848,285119%2,208-496$384$18,902,1143Paramount
8Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$670,311248%1,801-379$372$23,139,5684Disney
9The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$486,749107%1,307-596$372$369,617,62013New Line
10Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights$439,403108%1,239-803$355$11,432,2553Lions Gate