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 Thu, Dec. 7 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 7 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Casino Royale (2006)$1,024,552-2%3,386-57$303$120,095,2173Sony / Columbia
2Happy Feet$928,2335%3,8040$244$125,032,9683Warner Bros.
3Deja Vu (2006)$711,993-2%3,1080$229$46,978,1962Disney
4The Nativity Story$567,864-7%3,083--$184$10,197,1951New Line
5Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$350,642-2%2,237-315$157$117,693,4745Fox
6Deck the Halls$285,8683%3,2050$89$26,151,2722Fox
7The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$229,4442%2,617-426$88$73,928,4005Disney
8Turistas$207,392-7%1,570--$132$4,540,6231Fox Atomic
9Stranger Than Fiction$202,8411%1,804-454$112$37,704,7274Sony / Columbia
10The Fountain$168,8676%1,4720$115$8,891,6302Warner Bros.