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, Aug. 7 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 7 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$6,968,199-46%3,803--$1,832$54,009,2821Sony / Columbia
2Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$2,233,172-51%3,311--$674$18,054,2141Paramount
3Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$1,574,471-52%3,436-398$458$381,273,8875Disney
4Miami Vice$1,346,667-57%3,0265$445$47,630,6032Universal
5The Descent$1,209,012-51%2,095--$577$10,120,4291Lionsgate
6John Tucker Must Die$1,164,348-29%2,5666$454$29,887,7502Fox
7Monster House$930,537-49%3,029-524$307$57,943,0373Sony / Columbia
8The Ant Bully$638,540-47%3,0500$209$18,794,2462Warner Bros.
9You, Me and Dupree$577,097-42%2,263-557$255$67,400,6834Universal
10The Devil Wears Prada$505,465-43%1,453-325$348$113,210,4616Fox