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 Sat, Apr. 21 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Apr. 21 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Disturbia$5,569,90917%3,01590$1,847$37,539,5042Paramount / DreamWorks
2Fracture$4,624,11926%2,443--$1,893$8,301,4551New Line
3Blades of Glory$3,417,24937%3,459-8$988$99,194,0754Paramount / DreamWorks
4Meet the Robinsons$3,143,51369%3,003-235$1,047$80,133,4474Disney
5Vacancy$3,019,5188%2,551--$1,184$5,821,0381Sony / Screen Gems
6Are We Done Yet?$2,433,48981%2,94467$827$38,165,9523Sony / Columbia
7In the Land of Women$1,880,2450%2,155--$873$3,759,4621Warner Bros.
8Perfect Stranger$1,793,22643%2,6610$674$17,016,8092Sony / Columbia
9Wild Hogs$1,360,87263%2,001-428$680$155,537,2458Disney
10300$977,46552%1,508-632$648$204,014,8277Warner Bros.