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 Wed, Mar. 8 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 8 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
116 Blocks$834,191-9%2,706--$308$14,528,1941Warner Bros.
2Eight Below$562,599-7%3,12250$180$60,403,4123Disney
3Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion$471,805-16%2,1940$215$49,461,8882Lionsgate
4Ultraviolet$465,946-13%2,558--$182$10,683,7611Sony / Screen Gems
5The Pink Panther (2006)$314,310-6%3,024-289$104$70,649,4684Sony / Columbia
6Dave Chappelle's Block Party$296,011-20%1,200--$247$7,311,2111Rogue
7Firewall$266,8480%2,212-528$121$43,266,8804Warner Bros.
8Date Movie$240,183-7%2,603-295$92$41,484,6643Fox
9Curious George$234,5481%2,590-19$91$50,026,8754Universal
10Aquamarine$230,675-6%2,512--$92$8,254,7791Fox