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. 18 2004

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 18 2004LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Passion of the Christ$2,781,9297%3,22151$864$276,092,8773Newmarket
2Starsky & Hutch$1,410,81019%3,1850$443$57,071,0422Warner Bros.
3Secret Window$1,304,45315%3,018--$432$23,511,5681Sony / Columbia
4Hidalgo$1,126,82216%3,0652$368$40,002,1812Disney
5Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London$785,8781%2,973--$264$11,294,9111MGM
650 First Dates$578,75816%2,586-454$224$108,895,1595Sony / Columbia
7Twisted$293,17711%2,208-496$133$22,265,1773Paramount
8Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen$271,6454%1,801-379$151$26,031,5784Disney
9The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King$224,92213%1,307-596$172$372,013,85413New Line
10Monster$151,63716%1,012-70$150$32,717,38112Newmarket