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, Mar. 12 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 12 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1300$7,617,810-58%3,103--$2,455$78,502,4081Warner Bros.
2Wild Hogs$2,001,020-71%3,2969$607$79,018,5132Disney
3Bridge to Terabithia$697,657-63%3,21051$217$67,628,9364Disney
4Zodiac$568,648-65%2,37917$239$24,165,1372Paramount
5Ghost Rider$533,931-68%3,347-261$160$104,549,1444Sony / Columbia
6The Number 23$386,690-59%2,489-270$155$30,629,0463New Line
7Music and Lyrics$338,521-59%2,280-364$148$44,103,8054Warner Bros.
8Norbit$337,326-68%2,505-322$135$88,629,5915Paramount / DreamWorks
9Amazing Grace$235,672-63%1,000209$236$11,638,1143IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
10Black Snake Moan$207,433-59%1,2531$166$7,501,5962Paramount Vantage