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, Jul. 8 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jul. 8 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$44,443,021-20%4,133--$10,753$100,273,3411Disney
2Superman Returns$8,507,75322%4,0650$2,093$135,296,4662Warner Bros.
3The Devil Wears Prada$5,798,76116%2,88235$2,012$58,909,7612Fox
4Click$4,516,92510%3,458-306$1,306$102,547,1013Sony / Columbia
5Cars$4,281,43823%3,379-327$1,267$202,920,3305Disney
6Nacho Libre$1,250,04111%2,262-820$553$72,850,3064Paramount
7The Lake House$1,142,10223%2,420-225$472$44,853,3144Warner Bros.
8The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$971,91213%1,868-802$520$56,718,8454Universal
9The Break-Up$663,80929%1,175-736$565$113,834,6826Universal
10The Da Vinci Code$572,67749%1,012-372$566$212,845,9998Sony / Columbia