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. 29 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 29 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Invincible (2006)$1,561,564-5%2,917--$535$20,236,4961Disney
2Little Miss Sunshine$852,6081%1,430739$596$24,590,3805Fox Searchlight
3Beerfest$846,273-10%2,964--$286$8,821,2361Warner Bros.
4Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$786,237-2%3,370-371$233$129,393,9284Sony / Columbia
5Accepted$700,466-4%2,9173$240$22,415,7272Universal
6Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$666,8328%3,003-224$222$56,215,6844Paramount
7Step Up$664,593-2%2,6478$251$51,739,9833Disney
8World Trade Center$613,405-2%3,02123$203$56,883,0483Paramount
9Snakes on a Plane$603,472-2%3,5550$170$27,541,8252New Line
10How to Eat Fried Worms$472,0527%1,870--$252$4,918,3291New Line