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 Wed, Aug. 11 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 11 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Sixth Sense$4,166,237-6%2,161--$1,928$39,293,9461Disney
2Runaway Bride$2,587,394-6%3,1613$819$81,415,9642Paramount
3The Thomas Crown Affair$1,557,777-9%2,427--$642$19,061,2371MGM
4Inspector Gadget$1,348,933-1%2,862-15$471$68,027,3353Disney
5Mystery Men$1,100,382-12%2,136--$515$13,586,9911Universal
6The Haunting$699,178-18%2,88117$243$79,667,5313DreamWorks
7American Pie$601,622-12%1,795-641$335$87,393,8605Universal
8Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace$334,141-11%1,199-429$279$413,795,35512Fox
9Wild Wild West$83,258-2%1,157-994$72$110,987,1426Warner Bros.