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, Nov. 11 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Nov. 11 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$11,523,10118%2,5661729$4,491$60,145,2622Fox
2The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$7,139,62533%3,4580$2,065$36,675,1062Disney
3Flushed Away$6,788,40028%3,7070$1,831$35,304,2282Paramount / DreamWorks
4Stranger Than Fiction$5,637,64615%2,264--$2,490$10,552,8131Sony / Columbia
5Saw III$2,965,61924%3,013-154$984$68,639,3233Lionsgate
6The Departed$2,327,94245%2,210-575$1,053$108,476,1056Warner Bros.
7Babel$2,289,22633%1,2511216$1,830$5,854,8373Paramount Vantage
8The Prestige$2,067,68828%2,236-69$925$45,094,0324Disney
9The Return (2006)$1,863,2872%1,986--$938$3,690,0581Rogue
10A Good Year$1,573,42025%2,066--$762$2,832,8141Fox