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, Sep. 10 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Sep. 10 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Covenant$2,109,849-42%2,681--$787$8,852,1611Sony / Screen Gems
2Hollywoodland$1,479,521-43%1,548--$956$5,927,4521Focus
3Crank$1,425,218-31%2,5150$567$19,963,4912Lionsgate
4The Protector (2006)$1,308,462-31%1,541--$849$5,033,3771The Weinstein Company
5Invincible (2006)$1,275,416-51%2,98766$427$45,498,3533Disney
6The Illusionist (2006)$1,264,814-36%1,362391$929$17,969,9524Yari Film Group
7Little Miss Sunshine$1,057,261-46%1,560-42$678$41,498,8287Fox Searchlight
8The Wicker Man (2006)$1,014,614-44%2,7840$364$17,435,1712Warner Bros.
9Barnyard: The Original Party Animals$901,128-31%2,506-401$360$67,012,0186Paramount
10Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$722,101-48%2,617-384$276$142,190,1746Sony / Columbia