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 Sat, Jun. 30 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Jun. 30 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Ratatouille$16,976,4873%3,940--$4,309$33,428,7311Disney
2Live Free or Die Hard$12,727,11721%3,408--$3,734$38,267,0571Fox
3Evan Almighty$5,744,22013%3,63632$1,580$56,351,4442Universal
41408$3,981,2389%2,73355$1,457$37,421,8222MGM / Weinstein
5Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$3,638,41930%3,424-539$1,063$112,245,2883Fox
6Knocked Up$2,864,68824%2,665-310$1,075$120,160,8125Universal
7Ocean's Thirteen$2,476,04331%2,903-547$853$100,405,5694Warner Bros.
8Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$1,983,16132%2,162-640$917$294,223,7786Disney
9Shrek the Third$1,039,31421%2,066-756$503$312,968,5517Paramount / DreamWorks
10Surf's Up$912,63211%2,503-806$365$53,043,9804Sony / Columbia