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, Nov. 6 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 6 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Ring$1,162,061-27%2,808174$414$68,784,4413DreamWorks
2The Santa Clause 2$1,131,740-49%3,350--$338$33,847,8861Disney
3jackass: the movie$902,074-18%2,53021$357$45,150,6952Paramount
4I Spy$627,835-30%3,182--$197$15,029,2161Sony / Columbia
5My Big Fat Greek Wedding$405,347-23%1,97710$205$173,140,79329IFC Films
6Ghost Ship$369,839-24%2,7870$133$22,656,7072Warner Bros.
7Femme Fatale$346,529--1,066--$325$346,5290Warner Bros.
8Sweet Home Alabama$282,004-26%2,441-741$116$114,413,5196Disney
9Punch-Drunk Love$273,481-17%1,252771$218$11,746,1394Sony / Columbia
10Red Dragon$204,173-19%1,949-937$105$89,705,5995Universal