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. 19 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 19 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Departed$1,559,2870%3,0170$517$63,473,7432Warner Bros.
2Man of the Year (2006)$741,676-2%2,515--$295$15,480,4211Universal
3The Grudge 2$678,8899%3,211--$211$23,681,3091Sony / Columbia
4Open Season (2006)$667,85431%3,687-146$181$61,602,3593Sony / Columbia
5The Guardian (2006)$448,3736%3,044-197$147$42,910,9473Disney
6The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning$448,2044%2,8200$159$32,116,6502New Line
7The Marine$374,959-2%2,545--$147$8,822,9381Fox
8Employee of the Month$369,7189%2,5790$143$21,039,4522Lionsgate
9jackass: number two$266,4471%2,330-677$114$69,528,4614Paramount
10School for Scoundrels (2006)$107,29810%1,406-1601$76$16,770,2153MGM / Weinstein