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. 27 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 27 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Click$4,867,455-14%3,749--$1,298$50,516,6921Sony / Columbia
2Superman Returns$3,500,778--2,500--$1,400$3,500,7780Warner Bros.
3Cars$2,942,616-5%3,949-39$745$162,707,4063Disney
4Nacho Libre$1,466,903-14%3,08313$476$56,391,3842Paramount
5The Lake House$1,186,8323%2,6450$449$32,120,6672Warner Bros.
6The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$1,090,602-16%3,0303$360$45,539,5012Universal
7The Break-Up$842,288-3%2,906-240$290$105,947,9544Universal
8Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties$838,5071%2,98135$281$18,149,4332Fox
9X-Men: The Last Stand$576,434-8%2,408-404$239$225,705,3925Fox
10Waist Deep$565,862-36%1,004--$564$10,855,0271Rogue