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, Jun. 13 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 13 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cars$5,743,830-10%3,985--$1,441$72,269,4551Disney
2The Break-Up$2,199,283-3%3,0755$715$78,386,7202Universal
3X-Men: The Last Stand$1,534,076-8%3,680-34$417$205,445,6823Fox
4The Omen (2006)$1,325,059-18%2,72363$487$39,251,2701Fox
5Over the Hedge$1,120,800-1%3,527-466$318$132,473,9664Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Da Vinci Code$1,095,888-1%3,319-438$330$191,381,1854Sony / Columbia
7Mission: Impossible III$332,636-2%1,908-759$174$128,164,1346Paramount
8RV$254,5748%1,622-430$157$65,408,2337Sony / Columbia
9Poseidon$238,557-1%1,724-697$138$55,414,9195Warner Bros.