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 Mon, Nov. 27 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Nov. 27 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Casino Royale (2006)$1,733,894-72%3,4439$504$95,788,0542Sony / Columbia
2Happy Feet$1,354,558-83%3,8040$356$100,614,0032Warner Bros.
3Deja Vu (2006)$1,206,439-71%3,108--$388$29,856,6211Disney
4Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$616,244-68%2,552-59$241$109,752,6634Fox
5Deck the Halls$394,095-83%3,205--$123$17,310,8481Fox
6The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$315,404-84%3,043-316$104$67,387,3754Disney
7Bobby$300,380-72%1,6671665$180$6,402,0052MGM / Weinstein
8The Fountain$277,574-68%1,472--$189$5,736,3081Warner Bros.
9Stranger Than Fiction$266,481-74%2,258-12$118$32,770,1343Sony / Columbia
10Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny$252,341-64%1,919--$131$5,466,8331New Line