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 Wed, Jul. 4 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 4 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Transformers$29,073,1524%4,011--$7,248$65,726,4470Paramount / DreamWorks
2Ratatouille$10,205,13430%3,940--$2,590$72,661,0531Disney
3Live Free or Die Hard$5,954,56334%3,408236$1,747$63,068,1381Fox
4License to Wed$2,963,58132%2,401--$1,234$5,205,5190Warner Bros.
5Evan Almighty$2,836,39028%3,592-12$790$67,913,3712Universal
61408$1,617,7286%2,631-47$615$45,150,9422MGM / Weinstein
7Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$1,465,59836%2,708-1255$541$118,660,6873Fox
8Knocked Up$1,330,60520%2,181-678$610$125,789,1685Universal
9Ocean's Thirteen$1,155,16339%2,241-1120$515$104,898,1434Warner Bros.
10Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End$828,67213%1,834-710$452$298,014,4166Disney