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 Thu, May. 3 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 3 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Driven$660,373-12%2,905--$227$3,325,5931Warner Bros.
2Bridget Jones's Diary$513,000-19%2,532311$203$10,164,0183Miramax
3Along Came a Spider$342,439-10%2,57330$133$13,623,5804Paramount
4Blow$290,595-8%1,713-390$170$12,437,8544New Line
5Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles$211,934-4%2,1241$100$2,460,3632Paramount
6Spy Kids$210,703-5%3,105-86$68$44,761,7095Miramax / Dimension
7Town & Country$185,904-14%2,222--$84$865,9531New Line
8One Night at McCool's$178,723-13%1,818--$98$837,5531USA Films
9The Forsaken$176,292-13%1,514--$116$866,9951Sony / Screen Gems
10Freddy Got Fingered$149,071-14%2,269-2$66$2,435,6822Fox