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, May. 13 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 13 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 3$15,825,317-37%4,2520$3,722$240,235,0872Sony / Columbia
2Georgia Rule$2,497,0905%2,523--$990$6,773,1081Universal
328 Weeks Later$2,330,274-34%2,303--$1,012$9,807,6781Fox Atomic
4Disturbia$1,096,915-46%3,106-26$353$66,218,4695Paramount / DreamWorks
5Fracture$898,658-27%2,202-163$408$31,044,2164New Line
6Delta Farce$867,312-37%1,931--$449$3,420,4891Lionsgate
7Meet the Robinsons$657,683-12%1,640-467$401$94,301,6187Disney
8The Invisible$631,056-33%1,943-76$325$15,658,4733Disney
10Hot Fuzz$500,452-29%1,236-30$405$19,005,9534Rogue