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 Wed, Jun. 28 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jun. 28 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superman Returns$17,537,285401%3,915--$4,480$21,038,0630Warner Bros.
2Click$4,084,550-16%3,749--$1,090$54,601,2421Sony / Columbia
3Cars$2,655,325-10%3,726-262$713$165,362,7313Disney
4Nacho Libre$1,205,619-18%3,08313$391$57,597,0032Paramount
5The Lake House$1,048,022-12%2,6450$396$33,168,6892Warner Bros.
6The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$855,435-22%2,851-176$300$46,394,9362Universal
7Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties$720,760-14%2,672-274$270$18,870,1932Fox
8The Break-Up$644,367-23%2,302-844$280$106,592,3214Universal
9Waist Deep$518,006-8%1,004--$516$11,373,0331Rogue
10The Da Vinci Code$413,435-22%1,607-806$257$207,075,8676Sony / Columbia