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 Fri, Jul. 21 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jul. 21 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$9,992,55354%4,1330$2,418$296,676,4853Disney
2Monster House$7,362,582--3,553--$2,072$7,362,5821Sony / Columbia
3Lady in the Water$6,851,073--3,235--$2,118$6,851,0731Warner Bros.
4Clerks II$4,020,253--2,150--$1,870$4,020,2531MGM / Weinstein
5You, Me and Dupree$3,983,78458%3,1376$1,270$36,517,3752Universal
6Little Man$3,320,38282%2,5374$1,309$32,931,4222Sony / Columbia
7My Super Ex-Girlfriend$2,731,358--2,702--$1,011$2,731,3581Fox
8The Devil Wears Prada$2,175,55433%2,248-562$968$92,321,6214Fox
9Superman Returns$1,961,75118%2,826-939$694$172,933,8044Warner Bros.
10Cars$1,360,07815%2,410-593$564$225,894,4127Disney