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. 19 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 19 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Scary Movie 4$2,046,842-16%3,602--$568$48,684,5981Weinstein / Dimension
2Ice Age: The Meltdown$1,557,104-10%3,873-96$402$153,591,3423Fox
3The Wild$860,382-7%2,854--$301$13,077,7041Disney
4The Benchwarmers$810,023-7%3,2828$247$39,035,2232Sony / Columbia
5Take the Lead$595,166-7%3,0090$198$24,704,4042New Line
6Inside Man$483,308-5%2,477-390$195$77,060,0924Universal
7Lucky Number Slevin$438,878-7%1,9895$221$15,758,9512MGM / Weinstein
8Thank You for Smoking$345,083-3%1,015716$340$12,658,2625Fox Searchlight
9Failure to Launch$244,5605%1,950-666$125$83,945,3486Paramount
10V for Vendetta$209,634-5%1,380-623$152$66,746,7525Warner Bros.