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 Wed, Feb. 7 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Feb. 7 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Because I Said So$859,496-4%2,526--$340$15,777,2811Universal
2The Messengers$611,624-14%2,528--$242$16,907,1571Sony / Screen Gems
3Smokin' Aces$542,679-7%2,2191$245$26,536,2682Universal
4Epic Movie$325,930-14%2,84039$115$30,714,1782Fox
5Night at the Museum$321,456-11%3,003-238$107$226,074,0127Fox
6Dreamgirls$319,639-3%2,79712$114$93,722,7406Paramount / DreamWorks
7Pan's Labyrinth$315,764-8%1,082259$292$22,712,9726Picturehouse
8The Queen$273,9752%1,85020$148$46,202,08719Miramax
9The Pursuit of Happyness$222,509-5%2,233-455$100$157,911,1308Sony / Columbia
10The Departed$201,672-1%1,4530$139$129,213,98918Warner Bros.