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 Sat, Jul. 6 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 6 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Men in Black II$18,516,657-7%3,557--$5,206$73,431,0841Sony / Columbia
2Mr. Deeds$6,627,8030%3,2310$2,051$68,451,6752Sony / Columbia
3Minority Report$4,741,64411%2,729-272$1,738$93,594,4003Fox
4Like Mike$4,548,93311%2,410--$1,888$15,478,1111Fox
5Lilo & Stitch$4,494,660-2%3,2220$1,395$99,471,5463Disney
6The Bourne Identity$3,504,02413%2,512-151$1,395$86,469,7074Universal
7Scooby-Doo$2,568,5025%3,257-190$789$135,526,2284Warner Bros.
8The Sum of All Fears$1,518,69921%1,592-894$954$110,780,2356Paramount
9The Powerpuff Girls Movie$1,260,5381%2,340--$539$5,054,6001Warner Bros.
10Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood$1,033,1441%1,792-825$577$60,028,6915Warner Bros.