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. 28 2006

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 28 2006LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum$11,394,955-5%3,688--$3,090$79,058,1351Fox
2The Pursuit of Happyness$5,377,453-6%2,86311$1,878$79,045,1532Sony / Columbia
3Charlotte's Web (2006)$4,381,1313%3,728162$1,175$40,858,7812Paramount
4Rocky Balboa$2,952,564-10%3,017265$979$37,369,1061MGM
5The Good Shepherd$2,757,008-9%2,215--$1,245$24,063,7471Universal
6Happy Feet$2,701,7883%2,565-770$1,053$168,326,0576Warner Bros.
7Eragon$2,606,433-4%3,03010$860$48,213,4432Fox
8We Are Marshall$2,172,031-6%2,606--$833$15,940,0281Warner Bros.
9The Holiday$2,050,3050%2,63521$778$43,313,0933Sony / Columbia
10Casino Royale (2006)$1,280,918-1%1,588-626$807$148,929,9246Sony / Columbia