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. 17 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 17 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scary Movie 4$3,973,609-49%3,602--$1,103$44,196,7081Weinstein / Dimension
2Ice Age: The Meltdown$3,087,293-34%3,873-96$797$150,313,1923Fox
3The Wild$1,610,362-24%2,854--$564$11,294,6431Disney
4The Benchwarmers$1,468,434-34%3,2828$447$37,349,8112Sony / Columbia
5Take the Lead$864,629-51%3,0090$287$23,469,2152New Line
6Inside Man$644,766-61%2,477-390$260$76,069,5944Universal
7Lucky Number Slevin$552,947-57%1,9895$278$14,849,9092MGM / Weinstein
8Thank You for Smoking$420,089-60%1,015716$414$11,957,8225Fox Searchlight
9Failure to Launch$286,107-54%1,950-666$147$83,468,5956Paramount
10V for Vendetta$272,836-54%1,380-623$198$66,315,9225Warner Bros.