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 Tue, Apr. 25 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Apr. 25 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Silent Hill$1,248,803-12%2,926--$427$22,816,4001Sony / Columbia
2The Sentinel$965,4465%2,819--$342$16,255,3511Fox
3Scary Movie 4$727,371-9%3,67472$198$69,005,4302Weinstein / Dimension
4Ice Age: The Meltdown$592,021-2%3,540-333$167$169,542,6734Fox
5The Wild$368,530-2%2,8540$129$22,984,1582Disney
6The Benchwarmers$321,184-1%3,094-188$104$47,746,0353Sony / Columbia
7Take the Lead$291,1667%2,413-596$121$30,051,2833New Line
8Inside Man$272,0264%2,021-456$135$81,851,1785Universal
9Lucky Number Slevin$255,1167%1,735-254$147$19,169,3713MGM / Weinstein
10American Dreamz$232,3193%1,500--$155$4,126,8221Universal