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 Sat, Dec. 16 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Dec. 16 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Pursuit of Happyness$10,544,33418%2,852--$3,697$19,495,8321Sony / Columbia
2Eragon$8,749,8890%3,020--$2,897$17,492,5941Fox
3Charlotte's Web (2006)$4,671,87036%3,566--$1,310$8,097,8531Paramount
4Happy Feet$3,709,06177%3,335-315$1,112$146,696,0195Warner Bros.
5The Holiday$3,219,55925%2,6144$1,232$22,897,7812Sony / Columbia
6Apocalypto$3,138,63639%2,4650$1,273$25,597,7922Disney
7Blood Diamond$2,811,01155%1,9101719$1,472$16,744,0002Warner Bros.
8Casino Royale (2006)$2,478,91855%2,437-724$1,017$135,957,0515Sony / Columbia
9The Nativity Story$1,721,84643%2,574-509$669$21,290,8023New Line
10Unaccompanied Minors$1,523,14045%2,7750$549$9,120,4252Warner Bros.