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 Fri, Oct. 6 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 6 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Departed$8,689,384--3,017--$2,880$8,689,3841Warner Bros.
2The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning$7,354,543--2,820--$2,608$7,354,5431New Line
3Employee of the Month$4,216,891--2,579--$1,635$4,216,8911Lionsgate
4Open Season (2006)$3,962,247320%3,8330$1,034$32,090,1402Sony / Columbia
5The Guardian (2006)$2,942,807172%3,2410$908$25,694,2032Disney
6jackass: number two$2,038,062111%3,007-56$678$58,331,7983Paramount
7School for Scoundrels (2006)$1,103,304149%3,0073$367$11,659,3572MGM / Weinstein
8Gridiron Gang$649,532157%2,228-805$292$34,968,8004Sony / Columbia
9Jet Li's Fearless$630,023105%1,617-193$390$20,100,7623Rogue
10The Illusionist (2006)$538,223143%1,149-170$468$32,784,2518Yari Film Group