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 Tue, Oct. 8 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 8 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Red Dragon$2,601,2348%3,357--$775$41,560,0251Universal
2Sweet Home Alabama$1,376,19216%3,30310$417$67,900,6602Disney
3My Big Fat Greek Wedding$800,06043%1,971130$406$135,656,56425IFC Films
4The Tuxedo$541,10410%3,0220$179$29,020,5892DreamWorks
5The Banger Sisters$361,51232%2,532-206$143$24,934,9833Fox Searchlight
6Barbershop$350,121-2%2,176125$161$60,743,7444MGM
7The Four Feathers$178,71721%2,1870$82$15,845,1873Paramount
8One Hour Photo$165,96332%1,261-46$132$29,074,8997Fox Searchlight
9Signs$114,76022%1,537-246$75$223,608,14410Disney
10Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever$94,41313%1,507-1198$63$13,681,3033Warner Bros.