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, Aug. 12 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 12 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1XXX$5,017,272-58%3,374--$1,487$49,523,0681Sony / Columbia
2Signs$3,549,504-59%3,31046$1,072$121,267,3422Disney
3Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$2,355,935-53%3,307--$712$27,396,7751Miramax / Dimension
4Austin Powers in Goldmember$1,730,715-54%3,508-105$493$169,514,2823New Line
5Blood Work$812,014-61%2,525--$322$8,125,1091Warner Bros.
6The Master of Disguise$808,406-45%2,5683$315$24,570,5132Sony / Columbia
7Road to Perdition$521,663-59%2,211-121$236$84,802,2985DreamWorks
8Stuart Little 2$448,957-49%2,382-713$188$53,450,0174Sony / Columbia
9Men in Black II$247,558-55%2,076-826$119$186,705,1886Sony / Columbia
10The Country Bears$137,531-48%1,260-1293$109$14,463,6523Disney