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. 15 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 15 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$2,101,926-12%2,5661729$819$74,153,9562Fox
2Stranger Than Fiction$665,545-9%2,264--$294$15,621,2161Sony / Columbia
3The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$523,473-4%3,4580$151$42,834,5442Disney
4Flushed Away$473,743-5%3,7070$128$41,491,1742Paramount / DreamWorks
5Saw III$411,124-11%3,013-154$136$71,642,6453Lionsgate
6Babel$402,379-9%1,2511216$322$8,722,5983Paramount Vantage
7The Departed$367,173-7%2,210-575$166$110,887,2596Warner Bros.
8The Prestige$289,742-6%2,236-69$130$47,119,8764Disney
9A Good Year$261,010-6%2,066--$126$4,545,6481Fox
10Flags of Our Fathers$212,871-6%1,963-412$108$31,619,6984Paramount / DreamWorks