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, Mar. 7 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Mar. 7 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
116 Blocks$915,920-1%2,706--$338$13,694,0031Warner Bros.
2Eight Below$601,8600%3,12250$193$59,840,8133Disney
3Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion$560,128-18%2,1940$255$48,990,0832Lionsgate
4Ultraviolet$536,296-13%2,558--$210$10,217,8151Sony / Screen Gems
5Dave Chappelle's Block Party$371,550-13%1,200--$310$7,015,2001Rogue
6The Pink Panther (2006)$332,8850%3,024-289$110$70,335,1584Sony / Columbia
7Firewall$268,18712%2,212-528$121$43,000,0324Warner Bros.
8Date Movie$257,935-7%2,603-295$99$41,244,4813Fox
9Brokeback Mountain$245,4440%1,272-87$193$79,394,25113Focus
10Aquamarine$244,844-17%2,512--$97$8,024,1041Fox