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 Fri, Jun. 16 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 16 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Nacho Libre$10,800,770--3,070--$3,518$10,800,7701Paramount
2The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$9,731,606--3,027--$3,215$9,731,6061Universal
3Cars$9,205,00373%3,9883$2,308$92,527,6532Disney
4The Lake House$5,079,824--2,645--$1,921$5,079,8241Warner Bros.
5The Break-Up$3,413,39776%3,14671$1,085$85,843,8503Universal
6Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties$2,476,744--2,946--$841$2,476,7441Fox
7X-Men: The Last Stand$2,235,11855%2,812-868$795$210,632,2114Fox
8The Omen (2006)$1,870,31874%2,7230$687$43,419,0002Fox
9The Da Vinci Code$1,445,86142%2,413-906$599$194,949,1015Sony / Columbia
10Over the Hedge$1,234,05416%2,606-921$474$135,947,0785Paramount / DreamWorks