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, May. 9 2001

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 9 2001LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Mummy Returns$3,537,127-21%3,401--$1,040$81,096,3511Universal
2Bridget Jones's Diary$500,000-22%2,54715$196$11,737,9534Miramax
3Driven$383,066-19%2,9050$132$4,587,8432Warner Bros.
4Along Came a Spider$262,398-17%2,5730$102$14,465,0395Paramount
5Blow$237,957-24%1,558-155$153$13,255,7395New Line
6Spy Kids$157,126-4%2,815-290$56$45,251,0986Miramax / Dimension
7Crocodile Dundee in Los Angeles$137,660-18%2,14117$64$2,918,7553Paramount
8Town & Country$120,360-15%2,2220$54$1,236,5362New Line
9One Night at McCool's$114,099-23%1,814-4$63$1,220,7402USA Films
10The Forsaken$103,062-14%1,5140$68$1,193,5902Sony / Screen Gems