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 Thu, Sep. 14 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 14 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Covenant$498,945-1%2,681--$186$11,014,2001Sony / Screen Gems
2Hollywoodland$463,807-3%1,548--$300$7,803,6321Focus
3Crank$423,4720%2,5150$168$21,714,4992Lionsgate
4Little Miss Sunshine$416,6766%1,560-42$267$43,045,0377Fox Searchlight
5The Illusionist (2006)$399,1640%1,362391$293$19,509,4394Yari Film Group
6Invincible (2006)$396,7682%2,98766$133$47,003,7403Disney
7The Protector (2006)$353,373-2%1,541--$229$6,583,1191The Weinstein Company
8The Wicker Man (2006)$297,9760%2,7840$107$18,631,3732Warner Bros.
9Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby$221,8663%2,617-384$85$143,038,3406Sony / Columbia
10World Trade Center$184,8022%2,674-228$69$68,047,3865Paramount