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 Mon, Dec. 2 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 2 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Die Another Day$1,478,570-75%3,32410$445$102,857,4852MGM
2Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$1,048,692-84%3,6820$285$201,208,8363Warner Bros.
3Treasure Planet$440,312-83%3,227--$136$17,042,0111Disney
4Friday After Next$375,224-73%1,6215$231$25,519,9932New Line
5Solaris$374,702-71%2,406--$156$9,793,1951Fox
6The Santa Clause 2$350,405-86%2,526-725$139$113,938,2465Disney
7Eight Crazy Nights$313,746-82%2,503--$125$14,358,5101Sony / Columbia
88 Mile$299,916-73%2,498-87$120$107,695,5284Universal
9Wes Craven Presents: They$255,254-72%1,615--$158$7,772,9841Miramax / Dimension
10The Ring$253,536-74%1,912-716$133$120,040,4647DreamWorks