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, May. 17 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 17 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Mission: Impossible III$1,612,715-17%4,0595$397$90,535,8052Paramount
2Poseidon$1,191,100-19%3,555--$335$26,391,9181Warner Bros.
3RV$451,426-21%3,536-115$128$44,809,9893Sony / Columbia
4Just My Luck$319,450-20%2,541--$126$6,771,4281Fox
5United 93$300,039-15%1,87152$160$26,547,4673Universal
6An American Haunting$252,954-17%1,70328$149$11,703,3552Freestyle
7Silent Hill$201,462-11%1,888-668$107$45,143,4744Sony / Columbia
8Stick It$171,159-17%2,009-35$85$22,706,6533Disney
9Akeelah and the Bee$169,432-4%1,176-1019$144$14,526,2593Lionsgate
10Ice Age: The Meltdown$160,487-21%1,879-547$85$188,126,2437Fox