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 Fri, Jun. 14 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 14 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scooby-Doo$19,204,845--3,447--$5,571$19,204,8451Warner Bros.
2The Bourne Identity$8,665,887--2,638--$3,285$8,665,8871Universal
4The Sum of All Fears$4,205,85097%3,23012$1,302$75,220,7473Paramount
5Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$3,278,67744%2,5070$1,308$28,404,9422Warner Bros.
6Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones$2,409,99753%2,401-760$1,004$263,722,3905Fox
7Spider-Man$2,124,70078%2,702-533$786$377,144,0037Sony / Columbia
8Bad Company (2002)$1,924,14568%2,9440$654$17,636,1232Disney
9Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron$1,618,29325%3,3620$481$59,892,6654DreamWorks
10Undercover Brother$1,447,63171%1,832-337$790$28,378,5873Universal