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 Sun, May. 7 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 7 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible III$12,701,123-31%4,054--$3,133$47,743,1721Paramount
2RV$3,113,257-38%3,65112$853$30,909,9872Sony / Columbia
3United 93$1,537,066-33%1,81924$845$20,190,8552Universal
4An American Haunting$1,505,782-34%1,675--$899$5,784,6111Freestyle
5Ice Age: The Meltdown$1,309,007-31%2,426-696$540$183,435,1276Fox
6Stick It$1,195,104-50%2,0446$585$17,933,5012Disney
7Silent Hill$1,100,523-36%2,556-376$431$40,919,4113Sony / Columbia
8Hoot$962,280-32%3,018--$319$3,369,8251New Line
9Akeelah and the Bee$953,858-38%2,1950$435$10,634,3982Lionsgate
10The Wild$933,966-20%1,930-675$484$32,091,3634Disney