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, May. 16 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, May. 16 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible III$1,945,5664%4,0595$479$88,923,0902Paramount
2Poseidon$1,478,860-5%3,555--$416$25,200,8181Warner Bros.
3RV$572,05911%3,536-115$162$44,358,5633Sony / Columbia
4Just My Luck$400,37411%2,541--$158$6,451,9781Fox
5United 93$354,8075%1,87152$190$26,247,4283Universal
6An American Haunting$306,190-6%1,70328$180$11,450,4012Freestyle
7Silent Hill$227,2370%1,888-668$120$44,942,0124Sony / Columbia
8Stick It$205,78212%2,009-35$102$22,535,4943Disney
9Ice Age: The Meltdown$203,2096%1,879-547$108$187,965,7567Fox
10Akeelah and the Bee$176,7193%1,176-1019$150$14,356,8273Lionsgate