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, Oct. 30 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 30 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1jackass: the movie$1,510,203-22%2,509--$602$28,348,3661Paramount
2The Ring$1,328,756-13%2,634653$504$43,651,4992DreamWorks
3Ghost Ship$647,473-13%2,787--$232$13,643,0471Warner Bros.
4My Big Fat Greek Wedding$445,880-20%1,967-47$227$165,696,35328IFC Films
5Sweet Home Alabama$364,871-16%3,182-100$115$108,467,8545Disney
6Red Dragon$318,559-15%2,886-421$110$85,941,6274Universal
7The Transporter$179,779-17%1,874-736$96$22,069,3843Fox
8White Oleander$153,845-15%1,402-108$110$14,152,1123Warner Bros.
9Tuck Everlasting$141,766-5%1,46012$97$14,432,6283Disney
10Brown Sugar$129,096-12%1,142-236$113$22,783,6293Fox Searchlight