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, Sep. 23 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Sep. 23 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Banger Sisters$786,416-68%2,738--$287$10,824,6321Fox Searchlight
2Barbershop$765,579-75%1,894289$404$39,170,4822MGM
3My Big Fat Greek Wedding$685,841-70%1,85389$370$111,308,14923IFC Films
4The Four Feathers$514,203-67%1,912--$269$7,372,9081Paramount
5Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$511,778-72%2,705--$189$7,522,0941Warner Bros.
6One Hour Photo$319,313-70%1,332120$240$22,067,2125Fox Searchlight
7Trapped$251,534-68%2,227--$113$3,463,1471Sony / Columbia
8Signs$198,644-75%2,338-713$85$218,139,7108Disney
9SwimFan$164,025-77%2,572-288$64$24,609,0383Fox
10City by the Sea$153,701-68%2,150-425$71$20,365,4803Warner Bros.