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, Nov. 2 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 2 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw III$1,788,678-14%3,167--$565$44,576,3121Lionsgate
2The Departed$823,096-1%2,951-54$279$94,284,5044Warner Bros.
3The Prestige$718,7123%2,2810$315$31,632,3032Disney
4Flags of Our Fathers$558,1480%2,190314$255$22,132,2372Paramount / DreamWorks
5Man of the Year (2006)$340,8644%2,626104$130$30,183,4173Universal
6Open Season (2006)$283,071-2%3,059-320$93$78,285,0625Sony / Columbia
7Flicka$258,8652%2,8770$90$14,901,3662Fox
8The Guardian (2006)$183,2517%1,973-585$93$50,650,4175Disney
9The Grudge 2$146,1950%3,063-151$48$36,742,3223Sony / Columbia
10Catch a Fire$144,739-1%1,305--$111$2,631,0391Focus Features