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 Mon, Oct. 2 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Oct. 2 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Open Season (2006)$1,755,282-76%3,833--$458$25,379,7001Sony / Columbia
2The Guardian (2006)$1,350,386-71%3,241--$417$19,356,7441Disney
3jackass: number two$1,276,836-69%3,0634$417$53,347,1572Paramount
4School for Scoundrels (2006)$595,802-72%3,004--$198$9,198,8941MGM / Weinstein
5Jet Li's Fearless$431,756-71%1,8104$239$18,506,0302Rogue
6Gridiron Gang$326,244-72%3,033-477$108$33,584,2723Sony / Columbia
7The Illusionist (2006)$223,149-69%1,319-113$169$31,609,1847Yari Film Group
8Flyboys$217,532-65%2,0330$107$10,164,2872MGM
9The Black Dahlia$190,385-66%2,009-227$95$20,932,4923Universal
10Little Miss Sunshine$159,676-67%1,065-319$150$53,297,99810Fox Searchlight