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, Jan. 4 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 4 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum$3,408,976-8%3,76880$905$140,101,0712Fox
2The Pursuit of Happyness$1,902,180-1%2,8707$663$111,153,7223Sony / Columbia
3Charlotte's Web (2006)$1,275,141-4%3,74517$340$60,366,9703Paramount
4The Good Shepherd$1,042,742-1%2,2183$470$41,896,8952Universal
5Rocky Balboa$982,545-2%3,0192$325$54,626,7032MGM
6Eragon$850,320-9%2,985-45$285$62,233,7583Fox
7Happy Feet$838,555-7%2,5650$327$181,420,0157Warner Bros.
8The Holiday$826,945-4%2,69863$307$54,973,0664Sony / Columbia
9We Are Marshall$808,9553%2,6060$310$29,191,9822Warner Bros.
10Blood Diamond$751,6830%1,9200$392$40,069,9904Warner Bros.