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 Thu, Aug. 29 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 29 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Signs$1,307,2801%3,453109$379$178,538,9914Disney
2My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,108,6278%1,329265$834$54,272,94519IFC Films
3XXX$1,052,0680%3,517129$299$110,769,2693Sony / Columbia
4Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$859,5548%3,3070$260$62,058,6823Miramax / Dimension
5Austin Powers in Goldmember$622,9091%2,805-308$222$195,961,3655New Line
6Blue Crush$541,730-12%3,01513$180$29,141,5422Universal
7Serving Sara$372,029-13%2,154--$173$7,561,7341Paramount
8Simone$318,558-12%1,920--$166$5,258,1061New Line
9Road to Perdition$306,0432%1,863-51$164$95,810,7157DreamWorks
10Undisputed$304,0765%1,102--$276$5,869,3541Miramax