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 Tue, Feb. 7 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Feb. 7 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1When a Stranger Calls (2006)$828,564-15%2,999--$276$23,412,8611Sony / Screen Gems
2Brokeback Mountain$625,72213%2,089435$300$61,308,6059Focus
3Big Momma's House 2$593,319-9%3,2610$182$46,908,3652Fox
4Underworld: Evolution$461,719-10%2,870-337$161$53,924,1733Sony / Screen Gems
5Nanny McPhee$374,887-6%2,146151$175$27,306,9732Universal
6Something New$282,638-11%1,265--$223$5,482,0821Focus
7Walk the Line$275,11512%1,577376$174$111,133,69812Fox
8Annapolis$268,207-6%1,6072$167$13,437,0832Disney
9Capote$232,9929%1,239--$188$13,851,64019Sony Classics
10Hoodwinked$185,902-10%2,907-113$64$44,488,5504The Weinstein Company