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, Nov. 1 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 1 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1House on Haunted Hill (1999)$1,225,372-72%2,710--$452$17,172,6011Warner Bros.
2The Best Man$505,354-69%1,3482$375$9,338,0892Universal
3Fight Club$419,120-53%1,943-23$216$28,080,8683Fox
4Double Jeopardy$355,066-67%2,986-16$119$98,338,5836Paramount
5American Beauty$317,747-64%1,52869$208$54,244,7977DreamWorks
6Bringing Out the Dead$312,751-64%1,94711$161$5,621,3742Paramount
7Music of the Heart$288,377-68%1,349--$214$3,994,8661Miramax
8The Story of Us$250,421-62%2,1759$115$22,470,9203Universal
9The Sixth Sense$246,214-65%2,051-140$120$259,066,30413Disney
10Three to Tango$201,731-58%2,2340$90$7,897,6162Warner Bros.