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, Nov. 3 1999

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 3 1999LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1House on Haunted Hill (1999)$939,027-25%2,710--$347$19,359,9741Warner Bros.
2Fight Club$439,249-18%1,943-23$226$29,053,5333Fox
3Double Jeopardy$411,279-14%2,986-16$138$99,227,2366Paramount
4The Best Man$397,622-8%1,3482$295$10,167,6942Universal
5American Beauty$378,017-13%1,52869$247$55,055,9197DreamWorks
6Music of the Heart$307,714-16%1,349--$228$4,670,5131Miramax
7Bringing Out the Dead$303,939-12%1,94711$156$6,271,4792Paramount
8The Story of Us$293,552-7%2,1759$135$23,079,6933Universal
9The Sixth Sense$253,232-15%2,051-140$123$259,617,17213Disney
10Three Kings$204,807-15%1,851-560$111$34,287,3335Warner Bros.