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. 8 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 8 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw III$804,452-23%3,1670$254$62,332,3982Lionsgate
2The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$748,246-54%3,458--$216$22,882,1411Disney
3Flushed Away$719,140-53%3,707--$194$22,007,9491Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Departed$615,507-9%2,785-166$221$103,903,1905Warner Bros.
5The Prestige$484,597-18%2,30524$210$40,766,1193Disney
6Flags of Our Fathers$383,741-10%2,375185$162$27,727,8003Paramount / DreamWorks
7Man of the Year (2006)$227,597-21%2,388-238$95$34,614,8184Universal
8Open Season (2006)$138,462-54%2,458-601$56$81,873,1096Sony / Columbia
9Flicka$132,443-42%2,314-563$57$18,118,2583Fox
10The Guardian (2006)$112,880-16%1,274-699$89$52,643,9346Disney