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. 25 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 25 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Dreamgirls$686,7331%2,214307$310$80,037,7754Paramount / DreamWorks
2Night at the Museum$616,6429%3,483-129$177$207,291,3525Fox
3Stomp the Yard$571,67113%2,0510$279$42,854,9162Sony / Screen Gems
4The Pursuit of Happyness$485,2155%3,066-103$158$147,946,4756Sony / Columbia
5The Queen$472,9011%1,5861242$298$37,183,40617Miramax
6The Hitcher (2007)$453,6311%2,831--$160$9,802,1551Rogue
7Freedom Writers$357,58117%2,286107$156$27,796,4103Paramount
8Children of Men$312,2590%1,52416$205$28,728,6473Universal
9Alpha Dog$258,8253%1,2923$200$12,877,6322Universal
10Charlotte's Web (2006)$167,03316%1,915-598$87$77,370,2066Paramount