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 Sun, Dec. 3 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 3 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Happy Feet$5,014,446-39%3,8040$1,318$121,504,5493Warner Bros.
2Casino Royale (2006)$3,655,453-46%3,386-57$1,080$115,877,0423Sony / Columbia
3Deja Vu (2006)$2,576,357-48%3,1080$829$44,009,6712Disney
4The Nativity Story$2,463,262-16%3,083--$799$7,851,1181New Line
5Deck the Halls$1,746,479-44%3,2050$545$25,015,8012Fox
6The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$1,385,963-40%2,617-426$530$73,039,3575Disney
7Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$1,119,381-47%2,237-315$500$116,240,6435Fox
8Turistas$876,179-37%1,570--$558$3,582,0621Fox Atomic
9Flushed Away$685,730-34%2,053-568$334$60,038,8825Paramount / DreamWorks
10Stranger Than Fiction$646,421-64%1,804-454$358$36,910,0964Sony / Columbia