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. 14 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 14 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$2,902,016-53%3,8074$762$93,243,2892Sony / Columbia
2Step Up$2,694,838-46%2,467--$1,092$23,354,1791Disney
3World Trade Center$2,215,732-61%2,957--$749$28,747,4111Paramount
4Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$1,217,989-57%3,3110$368$34,935,4482Paramount
5Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$937,038-55%2,941-495$319$393,368,8176Disney
6Pulse (2006)$884,878-53%2,323--$381$9,090,6601Weinstein / Dimension
7The Descent$670,078-53%2,0950$320$18,213,3992Lionsgate
8Miami Vice$584,489-59%2,659-367$220$55,856,3453Universal
9Zoom$574,701-52%2,501--$230$5,084,8341Sony / Columbia
10John Tucker Must Die$490,022-36%2,213-353$221$36,250,2693Fox