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 Mon, May. 22 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, May. 22 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Da Vinci Code$8,811,470-58%3,735--$2,359$85,885,0151Sony / Columbia
2Over the Hedge$3,268,365-73%4,059--$805$41,726,4161Paramount / DreamWorks
3Mission: Impossible III$1,115,378-64%3,450-609$323$104,652,8563Paramount
4Poseidon$821,521-67%3,5550$231$37,626,2962Warner Bros.
5RV$465,314-68%2,925-611$159$50,785,1454Sony / Columbia
6See No Evil$377,375-67%1,257--$300$4,959,2851Lionsgate
7Just My Luck$325,247-62%2,5432$128$10,793,1812Fox
8Ice Age: The Meltdown$155,211-57%1,156-723$134$189,453,5148Fox
9United 93$143,672-62%1,308-563$110$28,400,5404Universal
10An American Haunting$132,759-61%1,265-438$105$13,578,5803Freestyle