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 Tue, Oct. 26 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 26 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fight Club$719,53118%1,9663$366$23,232,9792Fox
2The Best Man$659,160-12%1,346--$490$1,405,2991Universal
3Double Jeopardy$532,50420%3,00266$177$91,619,5445Paramount
4Bringing Out the Dead$493,151-2%1,936--$255$995,9201Paramount
5American Beauty$461,23214%1,459109$316$49,346,2476DreamWorks
6The Story of Us$422,32222%2,1662$195$18,499,7722Universal
7Three to Tango$339,90629%2,234--$152$5,029,6241Warner Bros.
8The Sixth Sense$301,15917%2,191-491$137$255,082,38812Disney
9Three Kings$296,9757%2,411-531$123$30,542,8674Warner Bros.
10Bats$265,8702%2,540--$105$527,0581Destination