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, Aug. 7 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 7 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Bourne Ultimatum$7,466,168-18%3,660--$2,040$85,881,6551Universal
2The Simpsons Movie$3,370,603-15%3,9264$859$135,400,8642Fox
3Hairspray (2007)$1,780,245-2%3,115-6$572$82,451,5733New Line
4Underdog$1,778,918-1%3,013--$590$15,167,4181Disney
5I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$1,563,473-10%3,289-212$475$95,106,0543Universal
6Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$1,424,815-12%3,125-880$456$264,080,3604Warner Bros.
7No Reservations$1,033,8011%2,4250$426$26,225,8922Warner Bros.
8Hot Rod$896,870-12%2,607--$344$7,220,1311Paramount
9Transformers$828,760-11%2,419-930$343$298,142,5055Paramount / DreamWorks
10Ratatouille$709,153-6%1,940-994$366$189,709,6796Disney