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. 14 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 14 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Apocalypto$1,153,689-3%2,465--$468$20,198,9261Disney
2The Holiday$1,069,408-2%2,610--$410$17,109,2651Sony / Columbia
3Blood Diamond$858,945-2%1,910--$450$12,120,5731Warner Bros.
4Happy Feet$789,6725%3,650-154$216$140,892,2964Warner Bros.
5Casino Royale (2006)$717,734-3%3,161-225$227$131,875,1284Sony / Columbia
6The Nativity Story$639,237-8%3,0830$207$18,363,7672New Line
7Deja Vu (2006)$450,6193%2,742-366$164$54,776,7763Disney
8Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan$263,9451%1,594-643$166$121,269,9366Fox
9The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause$223,4336%2,226-391$100$77,984,4716Disney
10Deck the Halls$191,5545%2,766-439$69$30,866,0583Fox