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 Tue, Nov. 21 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 21 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Casino Royale (2006)$4,502,99217%3,434--$1,311$49,173,3531Sony / Columbia
2Happy Feet$4,055,74934%3,804--$1,066$48,612,6301Warner Bros.
3Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$1,744,89027%2,61145$668$93,870,5733Fox
4The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$979,15946%3,359-99$292$53,353,0013Disney
5Stranger Than Fiction$887,05656%2,2706$391$24,359,2122Sony / Columbia
6Flushed Away$628,21331%3,307-400$190$49,694,6863Paramount / DreamWorks
7Saw III$457,96953%1,942-1071$236$75,722,6534Lionsgate
8The Departed$317,83926%1,611-599$197$114,416,6217Warner Bros.
9Babel$316,91118%1,2510$253$12,602,7614Paramount Vantage
10The Prestige$273,56843%1,470-766$186$49,832,4125Disney