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 Fri, Oct. 4 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 4 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Red Dragon$13,478,327--3,357--$4,015$13,478,3271Universal
2Sweet Home Alabama$7,210,529273%3,30310$2,183$51,217,9492Disney
3The Tuxedo$2,678,630319%3,0220$886$20,631,1462DreamWorks
4My Big Fat Greek Wedding$2,475,893253%1,971130$1,256$128,544,16625IFC Films
5Barbershop$1,950,979290%2,176125$897$55,361,7484MGM
6The Banger Sisters$1,089,013120%2,532-206$430$21,903,6573Fox Searchlight
7The Four Feathers$661,806156%2,1870$303$14,122,3543Paramount
8One Hour Photo$532,358143%1,261-46$422$27,581,8867Fox Searchlight
9Signs$503,834254%1,537-246$328$222,250,42410Disney
10Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$287,41138%1,507-1198$191$12,781,5313Warner Bros.