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 Sun, Apr. 22 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Apr. 22 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fracture$2,714,315-41%2,443--$1,111$11,015,7701New Line
2Disturbia$2,664,880-52%3,01590$884$40,204,3842Paramount / DreamWorks
3Meet the Robinsons$1,960,192-38%3,003-235$653$82,093,6394Disney
4Vacancy$1,782,525-41%2,551--$699$7,603,5631Sony / Screen Gems
5Blades of Glory$1,758,601-49%3,459-8$508$100,952,6764Paramount / DreamWorks
6Are We Done Yet?$1,404,771-42%2,94467$477$39,570,7233Sony / Columbia
7Perfect Stranger$1,056,439-41%2,6610$397$18,073,2482Sony / Columbia
8In the Land of Women$953,700-49%2,155--$443$4,713,1621Warner Bros.
9300$632,715-35%1,508-632$420$204,647,5427Warner Bros.
10Wild Hogs$623,912-54%2,001-428$312$156,161,1578Disney