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 Sun, Oct. 5 2003

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 5 2003LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1School of Rock$4,903,577-44%2,614--$1,876$19,623,0691Paramount
2Out of Time$4,025,466-42%3,076--$1,309$16,185,0311MGM
3The Rundown$2,554,429-40%3,1542$810$32,665,4422Universal
4Under the Tuscan Sun$1,889,660-46%1,697471$1,114$20,740,1812Disney
5Underworld$1,442,427-34%2,715-213$531$44,810,0473Sony / Screen Gems
6Secondhand Lions$1,296,212-46%3,032-6$428$30,632,4213New Line
7The Fighting Temptations$856,862-48%1,762-264$486$24,576,6933Paramount
8Once Upon a Time in Mexico$742,024-35%2,097-825$354$53,067,9624Sony / Columbia
9Cold Creek Manor$629,470-45%1,938-97$325$18,340,3533Disney
10Duplex$541,331-46%2,1912$247$7,908,5162Miramax