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 Mon, Sep. 13 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 13 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stigmata$1,369,670-71%2,899--$472$19,423,7711MGM
2The Sixth Sense$1,012,256-74%2,7838$364$197,696,9186Disney
3Stir of Echoes$455,242-71%1,888--$241$6,099,2591Artisan
4The 13th Warrior$239,249-71%2,283-30$105$26,581,0373Disney
5Runaway Bride$228,379-73%2,773-332$82$140,404,9227Paramount
6The Thomas Crown Affair$202,496-65%1,849-128$110$61,232,4056MGM
7Bowfinger$183,068-75%2,452-250$75$60,590,2485Universal
8Mickey Blue Eyes$138,729-70%1,975-255$70$30,587,9164Warner Bros.
9Outside Providence$99,201-60%1,0522$94$5,675,7042Miramax
10The Muse$75,392-70%1,002-260$75$9,793,1833October