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, Jul. 17 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jul. 17 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$9,169,233-12%4,285--$2,140$159,298,4051Warner Bros.
2Transformers$4,743,500-4%4,05039$1,171$233,694,9052Paramount / DreamWorks
3Ratatouille$2,903,87715%3,625-315$801$148,424,3953Disney
4Live Free or Die Hard$1,485,6585%3,201-210$464$106,229,9083Fox
5License to Wed$1,144,0988%2,715111$421$32,588,4242Warner Bros.
6Evan Almighty$795,87718%2,697-763$295$89,258,0084Universal
71408$673,934-4%2,206-425$306$63,500,3264MGM / Weinstein
8Knocked Up$547,0808%1,710-503$320$139,270,9307Universal
9Ocean's Thirteen$252,0516%1,244-858$203$113,001,1106Warner Bros.
10Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer$228,9723%1,312-1306$175$127,641,5055Fox