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 Sat, Jun. 17 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 17 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Cars$12,914,34040%3,9883$3,238$105,441,9932Disney
2Nacho Libre$9,298,474-14%3,070--$3,029$20,099,2441Paramount
3The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$8,127,820-16%3,027--$2,685$17,859,4261Universal
4The Lake House$5,160,6892%2,645--$1,951$10,240,5131Warner Bros.
5The Break-Up$3,963,99616%3,14671$1,260$89,807,8463Universal
6X-Men: The Last Stand$3,016,40335%2,812-868$1,073$213,648,6144Fox
7Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties$2,800,68113%2,946--$951$5,277,4251Fox
8The Omen (2006)$2,180,88817%2,7230$801$45,599,8882Fox
9The Da Vinci Code$2,112,55946%2,413-906$875$197,061,6605Sony / Columbia
10Over the Hedge$1,601,13730%2,606-921$614$137,548,2155Paramount / DreamWorks