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 Tue, Sep. 3 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 3 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,019,591-73%1,619290$630$70,137,19420IFC Films
2Signs$875,389-76%3,437-16$255$196,457,0975Disney
3XXX$655,241-77%3,53619$185$124,533,4594Sony / Columbia
4fear dot com$448,932-67%2,550--$176$7,534,7361Warner Bros.
5Austin Powers in Goldmember$350,066-77%2,506-299$140$203,381,0956New Line
6Blue Crush$295,416-74%2,820-195$105$35,007,2243Universal
7Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$275,532-87%3,250-57$85$70,453,6414Miramax / Dimension
8Serving Sara$241,798-75%2,17420$111$12,189,2952Paramount
9Road to Perdition$188,601-78%1,763-100$107$99,529,7708DreamWorks
10Undisputed$180,490-74%1,11715$162$9,262,0082Miramax