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, Jun. 12 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 12 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$2,290,539-2%2,507--$914$22,843,6191Warner Bros.
2The Sum of All Fears$2,022,184-15%3,21835$628$68,876,2502Paramount
3Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$1,495,299-10%3,1610$473$259,737,8084Fox
4Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron$1,195,7945%3,3620$356$56,981,1203DreamWorks
5Spider-Man$1,126,523-6%2,325-1321$485$373,827,8406Sony / Columbia
6Bad Company (2002)$1,079,824-14%2,944--$367$14,568,2991Disney
7Undercover Brother$759,454-11%2,1692$350$26,084,3592Universal
8Insomnia (2002)$702,518-11%2,458-152$286$54,184,7063Warner Bros.
9About a Boy$347,252-5%1,618-138$215$33,455,4104Universal
10Enough$290,077-36%2,388-235$121$34,962,7723Sony / Columbia