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, Nov. 7 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 7 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Santa Clause 2$1,456,30129%3,350--$435$35,304,1871Disney
2The Ring$1,312,88913%2,808174$468$70,097,3303DreamWorks
3jackass: the movie$942,2464%2,53021$372$46,092,9412Paramount
4I Spy$648,9373%3,182--$204$15,678,1531Sony / Columbia
5My Big Fat Greek Wedding$455,57912%1,97710$230$173,596,37229IFC Films
6Ghost Ship$359,833-3%2,7870$129$23,016,5402Warner Bros.
7Sweet Home Alabama$323,23715%2,441-741$132$114,736,7566Disney
8Femme Fatale$308,880-11%1,066--$290$655,4090Warner Bros.
9Punch-Drunk Love$263,362-4%1,252771$210$12,009,5014Sony / Columbia
10Red Dragon$194,254-5%1,949-937$100$89,899,8535Universal