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, Feb. 5 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 5 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Because I Said So$895,745-64%2,526--$355$14,019,7931Universal
2The Messengers$871,392-58%2,528--$345$15,584,5551Sony / Screen Gems
3Smokin' Aces$664,817-26%2,2191$300$25,407,3012Universal
4Epic Movie$454,039-69%2,84039$160$30,010,0752Fox
5Night at the Museum$389,694-69%3,003-238$130$225,392,3667Fox
6Pan's Labyrinth$340,709-56%1,082259$315$22,053,0316Picturehouse
7Dreamgirls$320,821-57%2,79712$115$93,073,7326Paramount / DreamWorks
8Stomp the Yard$250,937-62%2,16954$116$56,110,0234Sony / Screen Gems
9The Queen$248,375-58%1,85020$134$45,659,20419Miramax
10The Pursuit of Happyness$236,477-49%2,233-455$106$157,453,4698Sony / Columbia