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, Sep. 26 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 26 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1jackass: number two$2,254,149-6%3,059--$737$33,659,4891Paramount
2Jet Li's Fearless$655,763-9%1,806--$363$11,967,8091Rogue
3Gridiron Gang$438,5242%3,5106$125$27,826,2902Sony / Columbia
4Flyboys$416,0891%2,033--$205$6,832,3361MGM
5The Black Dahlia$358,0477%2,23610$160$17,962,8932Universal
6The Illusionist (2006)$276,44916%1,432-6$193$28,113,7896Yari Film Group
7All the King's Men (2006)$275,4088%1,514--$182$4,201,9311Sony / Columbia
8Little Miss Sunshine$219,11111%1,384-52$158$50,706,8809Fox Searchlight
9The Last Kiss (2006)$199,42710%1,3592$147$8,827,1332Paramount / DreamWorks
10The Covenant$196,8694%2,678-3$74$20,569,1013Sony / Screen Gems