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. 10 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 10 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ice Age: The Meltdown$2,558,718-73%3,9695$645$118,309,1252Fox
2The Benchwarmers$1,419,387-67%3,274--$434$21,076,0161Sony / Columbia
3Take the Lead$871,280-70%3,009--$290$12,923,2331New Line
4Inside Man$688,267-68%2,86737$240$66,704,6243Universal
5Lucky Number Slevin$608,026-65%1,984--$306$7,640,0591MGM / Weinstein
6V for Vendetta$346,626-61%2,003-907$173$62,647,7384Warner Bros.
7Failure to Launch$305,170-63%2,616-458$117$79,452,5505Paramount
8ATL$272,797-68%1,6020$170$17,487,3702Warner Bros.
9Phat Girlz$235,961-71%1,060--$223$3,345,0511Fox Searchlight
10She's the Man$201,350-61%2,026-526$99$30,054,6394Paramount / DreamWorks