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 Wed, Dec. 20 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 20 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rocky Balboa$6,204,489--2,752--$2,255$6,204,4890MGM
2The Pursuit of Happyness$2,806,781-2%2,852--$984$35,081,9751Sony / Columbia
3Charlotte's Web (2006)$2,019,42126%3,566--$566$16,473,7671Paramount
4Eragon$1,755,8071%3,020--$581$28,519,6331Fox
5The Holiday$1,252,4344%2,6144$479$28,686,9342Sony / Columbia
6Happy Feet$1,193,33614%3,335-315$358$152,418,3035Warner Bros.
7The Nativity Story$1,018,02230%2,574-509$396$25,500,0913New Line
8Blood Diamond$832,013-4%1,9100$436$21,134,4742Warner Bros.
9Apocalypto$830,814-6%2,4650$337$30,838,7482Disney
10Casino Royale (2006)$754,628-1%2,214-947$341$139,705,8855Sony / Columbia