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 Fri, Apr. 14 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 14 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scary Movie 4$19,017,569--3,602--$5,280$19,017,5691Weinstein / Dimension
2Ice Age: The Meltdown$7,956,471119%3,873-96$2,054$135,155,2693Fox
3The Wild$4,180,573--2,854--$1,465$4,180,5731Disney
4The Benchwarmers$4,106,20892%3,2828$1,251$30,075,0042Sony / Columbia
5Take the Lead$2,506,281117%3,0090$833$18,325,1862New Line
6Inside Man$2,179,831146%2,477-390$880$71,176,9134Universal
7Lucky Number Slevin$1,636,512138%1,9895$823$11,180,5342MGM / Weinstein
8Thank You for Smoking$1,576,082483%1,015716$1,553$8,623,6015Fox Searchlight
9Failure to Launch$966,915113%1,950-666$496$81,540,3296Paramount
10V for Vendetta$776,20672%1,380-623$562$64,595,8805Warner Bros.