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 Mon, Mar. 20 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 20 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1V for Vendetta$2,252,087-65%3,365--$669$27,894,3391Warner Bros.
2Failure to Launch$1,116,891-69%3,11760$358$49,392,2952Paramount
3The Shaggy Dog (2006)$802,380-79%3,5010$229$36,437,7272Disney
4The Hills Have Eyes (2006)$709,986-67%2,6211$271$29,450,4212Fox Searchlight
5She's the Man$586,517-78%2,623--$224$11,317,0961Paramount / DreamWorks
616 Blocks$394,549-69%2,666-40$148$30,585,3013Warner Bros.
7Eight Below$323,612-72%2,603-367$124$73,368,4745Disney
8Tyler Perry's Madea's Family Reunion$178,027-74%1,403-409$127$60,208,8834Lionsgate
9The Pink Panther (2006)$173,496-74%1,852-450$94$78,747,6926Sony / Columbia
10Aquamarine$130,377-79%1,869-669$70$15,908,6523Fox