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. 25 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 25 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$4,139,873-13%3,495--$1,185$48,722,1141Universal
2Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$3,915,226-11%4,2850$914$220,998,2532Warner Bros.
3Hairspray (2007)$3,817,084-12%3,121--$1,223$40,127,4881New Line
4Transformers$2,304,781-12%3,762-288$613$270,722,5643Paramount / DreamWorks
5Ratatouille$1,627,851-9%3,402-223$478$170,802,0134Disney
6Live Free or Die Hard$837,574-9%2,727-474$307$118,951,6514Fox
7License to Wed$466,908-7%2,525-190$185$39,949,4603Warner Bros.
8Evan Almighty$400,681-4%1,779-918$225$94,785,5535Universal
91408$319,392-4%1,451-755$220$68,478,0345MGM / Weinstein
10Knocked Up$296,481-4%1,288-422$230$143,634,0488Universal