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 Fri, Apr. 20 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Apr. 20 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Disturbia$4,777,395311%3,01590$1,585$31,969,5952Paramount / DreamWorks
2Fracture$3,677,336--2,443--$1,505$3,677,3361New Line
3Vacancy$2,801,520--2,551--$1,098$2,801,5201Sony / Screen Gems
4Blades of Glory$2,501,999228%3,459-8$723$95,776,8264Paramount / DreamWorks
5In the Land of Women$1,879,217--2,155--$872$1,879,2171Warner Bros.
6Meet the Robinsons$1,862,489194%3,003-235$620$76,989,9344Disney
7Are We Done Yet?$1,342,621251%2,94467$456$35,732,4633Sony / Columbia
8Perfect Stranger$1,254,759105%2,6610$472$15,223,5832Sony / Columbia
9Wild Hogs$836,907215%2,001-428$418$154,176,3738Disney
10300$642,83496%1,508-632$426$203,037,3627Warner Bros.