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. 26 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jun. 26 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Evan Almighty$3,694,401-6%3,604--$1,025$38,814,8921Universal
21408$2,393,643-14%2,678--$894$25,794,4671MGM / Weinstein
3Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$2,209,087-7%3,9634$557$102,050,0122Fox
4Knocked Up$1,501,820-3%2,97568$505$112,373,3504Universal
5Ocean's Thirteen$1,371,358-4%3,450-115$397$93,877,2433Warner Bros.
6Surf's Up$1,051,3913%3,309-222$318$49,258,2363Sony / Columbia
7Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$966,869-2%2,802-527$345$288,952,2215Disney
8Shrek the Third$834,0923%2,822-683$296$309,453,8686Paramount / DreamWorks
9Nancy Drew$808,6833%2,6120$310$17,661,4802Warner Bros.
10A Mighty Heart$417,8975%1,355--$308$4,765,3391Paramount Vantage