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 Wed, Nov. 1 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 1 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw III$2,078,065-54%3,167--$656$42,787,6341Lionsgate
2The Departed$828,7663%2,951-54$281$93,461,4084Warner Bros.
3The Prestige$696,238-10%2,2810$305$30,913,5912Disney
4Flags of Our Fathers$555,890-9%2,190314$254$21,574,0892Paramount / DreamWorks
5Man of the Year (2006)$328,602-11%2,626104$125$29,842,5533Universal
6Open Season (2006)$288,508-14%3,059-320$94$78,001,9915Sony / Columbia
7Flicka$253,344-6%2,8770$88$14,642,5012Fox
8The Guardian (2006)$171,075-15%1,973-585$87$50,467,1665Disney
9Catch a Fire$146,559-9%1,305--$112$2,486,3001Focus Features
10The Grudge 2$145,552-53%3,063-151$48$36,596,1273Sony / Columbia