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 Thu, Mar. 15 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Mar. 15 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1300$5,448,369-6%3,103--$1,756$96,288,3551Warner Bros.
2Wild Hogs$2,116,3715%3,2969$642$85,167,8112Disney
3Bridge to Terabithia$721,1821%3,21051$225$69,771,5844Disney
4Ghost Rider$567,9755%3,347-261$170$106,206,7354Sony / Columbia
5Zodiac$552,849-1%2,37917$232$25,850,5292Paramount
6The Number 23$378,452-2%2,489-270$152$31,776,9573New Line
7Music and Lyrics$366,4092%2,280-364$161$45,181,8034Warner Bros.
8Norbit$359,3945%2,505-322$143$89,669,3895Paramount / DreamWorks
9Amazing Grace$254,63310%1,000209$255$12,357,0383IDP/Samuel Goldwyn
10Breach$218,128-3%1,5057$145$29,877,3014Universal