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. 31 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 31 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Ring$2,777,949109%2,634653$1,055$46,429,4482DreamWorks
2Ghost Ship$1,052,90563%2,787--$378$14,695,9521Warner Bros.
3jackass: the movie$1,043,192-31%2,509--$416$29,391,5581Paramount
4My Big Fat Greek Wedding$510,39414%1,967-47$259$166,206,74728IFC Films
5Sweet Home Alabama$380,7814%3,182-100$120$108,848,6355Disney
6Red Dragon$375,01818%2,886-421$130$86,316,6454Universal
7Jonah: A VeggieTales Movie$200,39666%1,62544$123$20,132,3124Artisan
8The Transporter$192,4767%1,874-736$103$22,261,8603Fox
9Tuck Everlasting$185,93131%1,46012$127$14,618,5593Disney
10The Tuxedo$166,34554%1,707-717$97$47,072,8955DreamWorks