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 Sat, May. 5 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, May. 5 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 3$51,336,348-14%4,252--$12,073$111,177,7941Sony / Columbia
2Disturbia$2,310,1666%3,13285$738$58,654,9554Paramount / DreamWorks
3Fracture$1,554,51838%2,365-78$657$25,719,1463New Line
4The Invisible$1,195,635-6%2,0190$592$11,688,0492Disney
5Meet the Robinsons$1,148,21375%2,107-354$545$91,115,3716Disney
6Next$1,113,78511%2,7338$408$11,181,9772Paramount
7Lucky You$1,038,5882%2,525--$411$2,057,9521Warner Bros.
8Blades of Glory$948,25911%2,113-943$449$111,134,0506Paramount / DreamWorks
9Hot Fuzz$859,62123%1,266-6$679$15,653,1813Rogue
10Are We Done Yet?$751,53444%1,704-997$441$45,678,2775Sony / Columbia