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 Tue, Aug. 8 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 8 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$5,363,554-23%3,803--$1,410$59,372,8361Sony / Columbia
2Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$2,041,338-9%3,311--$617$20,095,5521Paramount
3Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$1,382,301-12%3,436-398$402$382,656,1885Disney
4Miami Vice$1,134,694-16%3,0265$375$48,765,2972Universal
5John Tucker Must Die$1,059,093-9%2,5666$413$30,946,8432Fox
6The Descent$1,015,063-16%2,095--$485$11,135,4921Lionsgate
7Monster House$851,127-9%3,029-524$281$58,794,1643Sony / Columbia
8The Ant Bully$614,482-4%3,0500$201$19,408,7282Warner Bros.
9You, Me and Dupree$565,085-2%2,263-557$250$67,965,7684Universal
10The Devil Wears Prada$500,358-1%1,453-325$344$113,710,8196Fox