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, May. 13 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 13 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man$5,211,640-75%3,6150$1,442$228,251,6472Sony / Columbia
2Unfaithful$1,469,995-63%2,617--$562$15,588,1901Fox
3The New Guy$548,337-72%2,687--$204$9,556,4551Sony / Columbia
4The Scorpion King$387,048-74%3,219-247$120$81,322,7444Universal
5Changing Lanes$309,939-72%2,510-132$123$57,626,9975Paramount
6Murder by Numbers$208,306-72%2,116-449$98$27,669,6894Warner Bros.
7Deuces Wild$168,896--1,4800$114$3,774,2462MGM
8The Rookie (2002)$159,637-84%2,117-234$75$68,393,5337Disney
9Life or Something Like It$127,687-68%1,866-741$68$13,330,2513Fox
10Panic Room$125,316-72%1,350-477$93$95,666,5847Sony / Columbia