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 Thu, May. 17 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 17 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Spider-Man 3$2,923,230-7%4,2520$687$253,355,1352Sony / Columbia
2Shrek the Third$907,799--1,000--$908$907,7990Paramount / DreamWorks
328 Weeks Later$776,777-9%2,303--$337$13,461,8431Fox Atomic
4Georgia Rule$516,154-17%2,523--$205$9,121,7441Universal
5Disturbia$331,817-10%3,106-26$107$67,648,5225Paramount / DreamWorks
6Fracture$286,713-14%2,202-163$130$32,266,0004New Line
7Delta Farce$197,362-10%1,931--$102$4,287,4191Lionsgate
8Next$169,721-7%2,017-716$84$15,442,5323Paramount
9Hot Fuzz$165,825-28%1,236-30$134$19,850,2964Rogue
10The Invisible$158,070-13%1,943-76$81$16,353,4843Disney