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 Mon, Jan. 15 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 15 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Night at the Museum$4,685,647-16%3,612-118$1,297$190,507,4244Fox
2Stomp the Yard$4,043,092-34%2,051--$1,971$25,876,8981Sony / Screen Gems
3Dreamgirls$1,897,739-29%1,9071055$995$67,104,4163Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Pursuit of Happyness$1,802,946-32%3,169142$569$138,081,8625Sony / Columbia
5Charlotte's Web (2006)$1,562,55917%2,513-790$622$73,733,5205Paramount
6Freedom Writers$1,524,258-32%2,179819$700$20,172,7422Paramount
7Arthur and the Invisibles$1,407,111-5%2,247--$626$5,701,3973MGM (Weinstein)
8Happily N'Ever After$1,148,8922%2,3810$483$11,867,6852Lionsgate
9Children of Men$1,078,726-43%1,508299$715$22,417,4782Universal
10Alpha Dog$998,107-48%1,289--$774$7,410,1621Universal