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, Apr. 5 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 5 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: The Meltdown$3,202,076-12%3,964--$808$78,849,2541Fox
2Inside Man$1,104,834-7%2,83012$390$55,822,6812Universal
3V for Vendetta$543,542-8%2,910-455$187$58,336,8083Warner Bros.
4Failure to Launch$479,046-4%3,074-128$156$74,502,2314Paramount
5ATL$426,366-15%1,602--$266$13,080,6681Warner Bros.
6Slither$252,414-11%1,945--$130$4,716,8471Universal
7Basic Instinct 2$245,458-10%1,453--$169$3,984,4161Sony / Columbia
8She's the Man$244,490-5%2,552-79$96$27,378,4383Paramount / DreamWorks
9Stay Alive$241,142-5%2,0090$120$18,038,7942Disney
10The Shaggy Dog (2006)$233,107-2%2,929-492$80$54,246,8854Disney