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. 19 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 19 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ghost Rider$6,634,909-47%3,619--$1,833$52,024,3231Sony / Columbia
2Bridge to Terabithia$5,972,520-17%3,139--$1,903$28,535,2121Disney
3Norbit$3,153,804-41%3,1382$1,005$62,009,4212Paramount / DreamWorks
4Music and Lyrics$2,251,841-42%2,955--$762$21,404,4011Warner Bros.
5Tyler Perry's Daddy's Little Girls$1,853,611-43%2,111--$878$18,757,1991Lionsgate
6Breach$1,756,690-46%1,489--$1,180$12,261,9311Universal
7Night at the Museum$1,162,936-7%2,042-660$570$238,499,2679Fox
8Because I Said So$953,285-41%2,446-83$390$34,311,6553Universal
9Hannibal Rising$837,916-51%3,0030$279$22,917,9852MGM / Weinstein
10The Messengers$578,767-47%2,183-346$265$31,050,8353Sony / Screen Gems