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, Sep. 12 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 12 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,020,80110%1,69576$602$86,232,15721IFC Films
2City by the Sea$624,920-11%2,575--$243$11,794,0281Warner Bros.
3SwimFan$487,924-8%2,856--$171$13,631,7711Fox
4Signs$454,521-4%3,232-205$141$207,627,3876Disney
5XXX$314,087-8%3,088-448$102$132,087,2275Sony / Columbia
6Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams$173,001-6%2,821-429$61$74,615,7135Miramax / Dimension
7Austin Powers in Goldmember$167,961-8%2,102-404$80$207,328,4737New Line
8fear dot com$166,113-5%2,5500$65$11,263,3752Warner Bros.
9Serving Sara$147,325-5%2,063-111$71$14,902,5653Paramount
10Road to Perdition$117,288-3%1,420-343$83$101,618,3649DreamWorks