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 Mon, Apr. 30 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Apr. 30 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Disturbia$545,506-70%3,04732$179$52,653,6093Paramount / DreamWorks
2Next$534,509-70%2,725--$196$7,667,5191Paramount
3Fracture$471,060-72%2,4430$193$21,551,8702New Line
4The Invisible$424,318-74%2,019--$210$8,141,6321Disney
5Hot Fuzz$415,148-67%1,272447$326$13,020,6432Rogue
6Blades of Glory$334,315-71%3,056-403$109$108,385,7585Paramount / DreamWorks
7Vacancy$318,418-68%2,5510$125$14,099,2942Sony / Screen Gems
8The Condemned (2007)$318,322-68%2,310--$138$4,125,3131Lionsgate
9Meet the Robinsons$242,437-82%2,461-542$99$88,599,9755Disney
10Perfect Stranger$177,401-67%2,197-464$81$21,766,3073Sony / Columbia