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. 28 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 28 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Live Free or Die Hard$5,916,111-35%3,172--$1,865$15,027,1330Fox
2Evan Almighty$3,349,164-1%3,604--$929$45,534,3601Universal
31408$1,987,115-1%2,678--$742$29,781,3581MGM / Weinstein
4Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$1,879,5170%3,9634$474$105,799,8422Fox
5Knocked Up$1,302,121-1%2,859-48$455$114,990,6194Universal
6Ocean's Thirteen$1,060,452-4%3,361-204$316$96,039,5553Warner Bros.
7Surf's Up$1,030,1271%2,925-606$352$51,308,8733Sony / Columbia
8Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$903,8662%2,544-785$355$290,743,5555Disney
9Nancy Drew$831,648-1%2,574-38$323$19,334,5612Warner Bros.
10Shrek the Third$816,9682%2,822-683$289$311,068,1666Paramount / DreamWorks