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 Sun, Aug. 27 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Aug. 27 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Invincible (2006)$4,893,348-27%2,917--$1,678$17,029,9611Disney
2Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$2,345,362-30%3,370-371$696$127,805,8544Sony / Columbia
3Beerfest$2,177,682-2%2,964--$735$7,031,1151Warner Bros.
4Little Miss Sunshine$2,167,242-31%1,430739$1,516$22,896,8185Fox Searchlight
5World Trade Center$1,997,227-26%3,02123$661$55,642,8373Paramount
6Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$1,888,081-19%3,003-224$629$54,930,8364Paramount
7Snakes on a Plane$1,831,294-27%3,5550$515$26,323,6082New Line
8Accepted$1,706,712-32%2,9173$585$20,985,9562Universal
9Step Up$1,619,306-36%2,6478$612$50,396,7943Disney
10Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest$1,232,921-27%1,701-576$725$407,543,0978Disney