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 Wed, Sep. 25 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 25 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Banger Sisters$856,654-8%2,738--$313$12,614,1061Fox Searchlight
2My Big Fat Greek Wedding$750,328-17%1,85389$405$112,958,71023IFC Films
3Barbershop$680,654-8%1,894289$359$40,591,5532MGM
4The Four Feathers$465,106-14%1,912--$243$8,377,1621Paramount
5Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$419,387-20%2,705--$155$8,464,2181Warner Bros.
6One Hour Photo$333,593-13%1,332120$250$22,783,9025Fox Searchlight
7Trapped$242,078-18%2,227--$109$4,002,0081Sony / Columbia
8Signs$210,642-9%2,338-713$90$218,582,3938Disney
9SwimFan$162,972-13%2,523-337$65$24,960,1033Fox
10City by the Sea$157,383-14%2,150-425$73$20,705,8853Warner Bros.