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, Oct. 5 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 5 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Guardian (2006)$1,080,011-2%3,241--$333$22,751,3961Disney
2jackass: number two$967,6136%3,0634$316$56,293,7362Paramount
3Open Season (2006)$942,7437%3,833--$246$28,127,8931Sony / Columbia
4School for Scoundrels (2006)$442,7243%3,004--$147$10,556,0531MGM / Weinstein
5Jet Li's Fearless$307,378-1%1,8104$170$19,470,7392Rogue
6Gridiron Gang$252,5358%3,033-477$83$34,319,2683Sony / Columbia
7The Illusionist (2006)$221,1307%1,319-113$168$32,246,0287Yari Film Group
8Flyboys$211,7844%2,0330$104$10,794,9492MGM
9The Black Dahlia$171,174-5%2,009-227$85$21,473,5583Universal
10Little Miss Sunshine$147,7994%1,065-319$139$53,736,46010Fox Searchlight