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, Sep. 15 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 15 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Stigmata$1,287,896-19%2,899--$444$22,295,7391MGM
2The Sixth Sense$1,082,299-10%2,7838$389$199,983,7666Disney
3Stir of Echoes$513,519-7%1,888--$272$7,167,8731Artisan
4Runaway Bride$293,010-2%2,773-332$106$140,996,3487Paramount
5The Thomas Crown Affair$265,204-7%1,849-128$143$61,782,1276MGM
6The 13th Warrior$259,465-9%2,283-30$114$27,124,9923Disney
7Bowfinger$232,3966%2,452-250$95$61,042,6755Universal
8Mickey Blue Eyes$183,442-9%1,975-255$93$30,972,9974Warner Bros.
9Outside Providence$125,096-9%1,0522$119$5,937,6982Miramax
10The Muse$98,2556%1,002-260$98$9,984,2373October