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, Apr. 5 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Apr. 5 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Blades of Glory$4,071,11235%3,372--$1,207$45,382,4281Paramount / DreamWorks
2Meet the Robinsons$3,170,62724%3,413--$929$35,233,4061Disney
3Are We Done Yet?$2,241,32911%2,877--$779$4,253,9700Sony / Columbia
4The Reaping$1,933,129--2,501--$773$1,933,1290Warner Bros.
5300$1,544,08319%3,004-276$514$185,035,3774Warner Bros.
6TMNT$965,41822%3,12010$309$41,784,9672Warner Bros.
7Wild Hogs$932,00226%2,945-456$316$138,617,3325Disney
8Shooter$922,01510%2,8060$329$30,854,2502Paramount
9Firehouse Dog$660,12510%2,566--$257$1,262,8450Fox
10Premonition$581,05322%2,043-788$284$41,422,4073Sony / Columbia