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, Oct. 3 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 3 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Sweet Home Alabama$1,933,251-5%3,293--$587$44,007,4201Disney
2My Big Fat Greek Wedding$700,487-4%1,841-12$380$126,068,27324IFC Films
3The Tuxedo$638,729-5%3,022--$211$17,952,5161DreamWorks
4Barbershop$500,455-1%2,051157$244$53,410,7693MGM
5The Banger Sisters$496,111-5%2,7391$181$20,814,6442Fox Searchlight
6The Four Feathers$258,112-5%2,187275$118$13,460,5482Paramount
7One Hour Photo$218,700-7%1,305-27$168$27,049,5286Fox Searchlight
8Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$207,792-6%2,7050$77$12,494,1202Warner Bros.
9Signs$142,292-3%1,783-555$80$221,746,5909Disney
10Trapped$118,898-16%2,2270$53$6,272,5392Sony / Columbia