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, Jun. 21 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 21 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$3,939,927-12%3,959--$995$77,454,3951Fox
2Ocean's Thirteen$2,171,216-4%3,5650$609$79,671,9232Warner Bros.
3Knocked Up$1,963,277-3%2,90731$675$98,346,8973Universal
4Surf's Up$1,503,835-7%3,5313$426$40,609,9522Sony / Columbia
5Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$1,344,712-4%3,329-673$404$279,800,4094Disney
6Shrek the Third$1,189,887-9%3,505-420$339$302,157,2235Paramount / DreamWorks
7Nancy Drew$1,162,884-8%2,612--$445$11,686,1481Warner Bros.
8Hostel Part II$404,443-6%2,3500$172$16,040,7382Lionsgate
9Mr. Brooks$371,298-3%1,923-530$193$25,056,3633MGM
10Spider-Man 3$310,4582%1,822-748$170$331,244,7557Sony / Columbia