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 Sun, Feb. 18 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Feb. 18 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ghost Rider$12,630,373-27%3,619--$3,490$45,389,4141Sony / Columbia
2Bridge to Terabithia$7,237,033-20%3,139--$2,306$22,562,6921Disney
3Norbit$5,351,045-23%3,1382$1,705$58,855,6172Paramount / DreamWorks
4Music and Lyrics$3,902,630-30%2,955--$1,321$19,152,5601Warner Bros.
5Breach$3,238,992-25%1,489--$2,175$10,505,2411Universal
6Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls$3,227,326-36%2,111--$1,529$16,903,5881Lionsgate
7Hannibal Rising$1,704,258-21%3,0030$568$22,080,0692MGM / Weinstein
8Because I Said So$1,614,477-22%2,446-83$660$33,358,3703Universal
9Night at the Museum$1,248,560-23%2,042-660$611$237,336,3319Fox
10The Messengers$1,101,567-27%2,183-346$505$30,472,0683Sony / Screen Gems