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 Wed, May. 9 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, May. 9 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 3$6,717,302-16%4,252--$1,580$176,161,2941Sony / Columbia
2Disturbia$366,939-3%3,13285$117$61,115,1434Paramount / DreamWorks
3Fracture$346,679-1%2,365-78$147$27,750,7113New Line
4Next$265,3930%2,7338$97$12,728,4992Paramount
5Hot Fuzz$246,8181%1,266-6$195$17,037,7403Rogue
6Lucky You$235,706-3%2,525--$93$3,406,1771Warner Bros.
7The Invisible$215,7950%2,0190$107$13,119,7702Disney
8Blades of Glory$175,9714%2,113-943$83$112,251,3626Paramount / DreamWorks
9Meet the Robinsons$145,85710%2,107-354$69$92,342,8616Disney
10The Condemned (2007)$140,919-4%2,3100$61$6,625,5782Lionsgate