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 Mon, Jul. 10 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 10 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$18,140,186-49%4,133--$4,389$153,773,9431Disney
2Superman Returns$2,655,223-58%4,0650$653$144,301,1072Warner Bros.
3The Devil Wears Prada$2,338,113-44%2,88235$811$65,447,4022Fox
4Click$1,608,345-51%3,458-306$465$107,453,1203Sony / Columbia
5Cars$1,406,004-53%3,379-327$416$207,311,3435Disney
6Nacho Libre$428,044-56%2,262-820$189$74,242,9164Paramount
7The Lake House$378,074-52%2,420-225$156$46,014,3884Warner Bros.
8The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift$299,444-58%1,868-802$160$57,737,6814Universal
9The Break-Up$205,357-53%1,175-736$175$114,480,6886Universal
10Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties$178,864-42%1,288-862$139$24,937,0924Fox