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 Thu, May. 4 2006

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#TitleThu, May. 4 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1RV$839,6240%3,639--$231$19,906,1361Sony / Columbia
2United 93$735,088-7%1,795--$410$14,843,1381Universal
3Silent Hill$585,795-5%2,9326$200$36,906,1592Sony / Columbia
4The Sentinel$490,985-9%2,85132$172$27,847,2582Fox
5Scary Movie 4$432,107-1%3,418-256$126$79,954,5593Weinstein / Dimension
6Stick It$400,9058%2,038--$197$12,453,9661Disney
7Ice Age: The Meltdown$341,1541%3,122-418$109$179,272,8525Fox
8Akeelah and the Bee$308,9392%2,195--$141$7,264,4181Lionsgate
9The Wild$243,0145%2,605-249$93$29,441,0993Disney
10The Benchwarmers$200,514-2%2,695-399$74$53,597,8944Sony / Columbia