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, Apr. 3 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 3 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: The Meltdown$3,984,179-78%3,964--$1,005$72,016,8871Fox
2Inside Man$1,019,691-73%2,83012$360$53,529,5592Universal
3ATL$597,592-73%1,602--$373$12,151,4121Warner Bros.
4V for Vendetta$538,712-66%2,910-455$185$57,202,2513Warner Bros.
5Failure to Launch$431,955-68%3,074-128$141$73,522,5674Paramount
6Slither$301,525-68%1,945--$155$4,181,8611Universal
7Basic Instinct 2$263,966-66%1,453--$182$3,464,8061Sony / Columbia
8Stay Alive$262,295-70%2,0090$131$17,542,5412Disney
9She's the Man$251,578-74%2,552-79$99$26,877,5463Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Shaggy Dog (2006)$223,255-73%2,929-492$76$53,777,0414Disney