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, Dec. 5 2002

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 5 2002LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Die Another Day$1,437,9853%3,3240$433$107,366,0552MGM
2Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets$887,4316%3,6820$241$203,886,2453Warner Bros.
3Treasure Planet$373,3087%3,22748$116$18,103,8031Disney
4The Santa Clause 2$320,38917%2,5260$127$114,814,6205Disney
5Solaris$312,780-9%2,4060$130$10,868,1431Fox
68 Mile$312,1279%2,498-20$125$108,633,0594Universal
7Eight Crazy Nights$266,7587%2,5030$107$15,188,7991Sony / Columbia
8The Ring$246,6094%1,9120$129$120,799,5987DreamWorks
9Friday After Next$235,895-23%1,6210$146$26,417,5932New Line
10Wes Craven Presents: They$193,498-10%1,615140$120$8,442,5101Miramax / Dimension