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 Tue, Jun. 5 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 5 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Knocked Up$4,119,361-7%2,871--$1,435$39,247,1281Universal
2Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$3,794,673-9%4,3620$870$225,491,4502Disney
3Shrek the Third$2,585,764-2%4,109-63$629$261,142,5843Paramount / DreamWorks
4Mr. Brooks$992,5091%2,453--$405$11,995,8311MGM
5Spider-Man 3$747,617-1%3,402-321$220$319,843,6925Sony / Columbia
628 Weeks Later$164,478-1%1,121-892$147$26,922,4974Fox Atomic
7Bug (2007)$152,128-3%1,6610$92$6,468,6652Lionsgate
8Gracie$142,1490%1,164--$122$1,642,2281Picturehouse
9Disturbia$134,8350%1,035-597$130$76,972,1958Paramount / DreamWorks