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 Fri, Nov. 8 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 8 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
18 Mile$19,574,164--2,470--$7,925$19,574,1641Universal
2The Santa Clause 2$5,966,552310%3,3522$1,780$41,270,7392Disney
3The Ring$5,107,699289%2,927119$1,745$75,205,0294DreamWorks
4I Spy$2,673,904312%3,1820$840$18,352,0572Sony / Columbia
5jackass: the movie$2,396,699154%2,5322$947$48,489,6403Paramount
6My Big Fat Greek Wedding$1,600,758251%1,975-2$811$175,197,13030IFC Films
7Sweet Home Alabama$1,148,892255%2,004-437$573$115,885,6487Disney
8Ghost Ship$947,557163%2,361-426$401$23,964,0973Warner Bros.
9Femme Fatale$903,984193%1,066--$848$1,559,3931Warner Bros.
10Punch-Drunk Love$791,125200%1,29341$612$12,800,6265Sony / Columbia