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 Sat, Oct. 28 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 28 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw III$11,534,192-20%3,167--$3,642$26,006,1471Lionsgate
2The Departed$4,566,98565%2,951-54$1,548$88,593,5684Warner Bros.
3The Prestige$4,095,92337%2,2810$1,796$26,300,3682Disney
4Flags of Our Fathers$2,847,63651%2,190314$1,300$18,304,0162Paramount / DreamWorks
5Open Season (2006)$2,768,40989%3,059-320$905$75,487,9955Sony / Columbia
6Man of the Year (2006)$2,192,32053%2,626104$835$27,780,5143Universal
7Flicka$2,080,52246%2,8770$723$12,669,1822Fox
8The Grudge 2$1,416,38320%3,063-151$462$35,316,0543Sony / Columbia
9The Guardian (2006)$1,082,06650%1,973-585$548$49,374,9015Disney
10Catch a Fire$873,56235%1,305--$669$1,519,5831Focus Features