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, Oct. 28 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 28 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1jackass: the movie$2,147,654-59%2,509--$856$24,910,7851Paramount
2The Ring$1,405,549-70%2,634653$534$40,798,5012DreamWorks
3Ghost Ship$743,584-74%2,787--$267$12,247,0951Warner Bros.
4My Big Fat Greek Wedding$415,851-70%1,967-47$211$164,695,05928IFC Films
5Sweet Home Alabama$368,841-74%3,182-100$116$107,669,6175Disney
6Red Dragon$331,804-69%2,886-421$115$85,247,3654Universal
7The Transporter$200,753-72%1,884-726$107$21,672,5013Fox
8Brown Sugar$161,082-75%1,146-232$141$22,507,5413Fox Searchlight
9White Oleander$146,855-67%1,402-108$105$13,816,6843Warner Bros.
10Tuck Everlasting$142,657-78%1,46012$98$14,141,8363Disney