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, May. 7 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 7 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man$9,961,930-10%3,615--$2,756$135,840,6581Sony / Columbia
2The Scorpion King$466,7784%3,46617$135$75,178,2203Universal
3Changing Lanes$370,0498%2,6420$140$52,805,9984Paramount
4Murder by Numbers$314,36121%2,565-98$123$24,466,7323Warner Bros.
5Life or Something Like It$244,10722%2,6071$94$11,367,5872Fox
6Deuces Wild$242,225-5%1,480--$164$3,203,3591MGM
7The Rookie (2002)$169,0900%2,351-192$72$65,238,9116Disney
8Panic Room$165,44813%1,827-636$91$93,725,7986Sony / Columbia
9Jason X$136,574-6%1,8791$73$10,525,8962New Line
10High Crimes$124,93013%1,451-603$86$37,918,0055Fox