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, Aug. 15 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 15 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Rush Hour 3$3,886,544-14%3,778--$1,029$62,708,8721New Line
2The Bourne Ultimatum$3,170,443-5%3,68626$860$141,614,6122Universal
3The Simpsons Movie$1,448,684-8%3,552-374$408$157,005,7053Fox
4Stardust$1,116,150-9%2,540--$439$12,750,5031Paramount
5Hairspray (2007)$1,026,211-5%2,805-310$366$95,262,7944New Line
6Underdog$860,630-2%3,0130$286$27,206,5832Disney
7I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry$769,082-2%2,799-490$275$106,117,3324Universal
8Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$738,388-4%2,585-540$286$274,342,1865Warner Bros.
9No Reservations$533,993-4%2,053-372$260$33,618,4633Warner Bros.
10Daddy Day Camp$521,516-5%2,332148$224$6,425,0551Sony / TriStar