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. 22 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 22 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superbad$3,853,825-19%2,948--$1,307$47,105,8281Sony / Columbia
2Rush Hour 3$2,060,633-18%3,7780$545$94,870,8742New Line
3The Bourne Ultimatum$1,868,654-15%3,70115$505$170,986,6333Universal
4The Simpsons Movie$853,998-20%3,162-390$270$168,236,0634Fox
5Hairspray (2007)$775,276-15%2,389-416$325$103,314,6135New Line
6Stardust$715,489-13%2,56525$279$21,821,5802Paramount
7Underdog$567,215-23%2,551-462$222$33,887,5303Disney
8The Invasion$553,985-17%2,776--$200$7,861,4351Warner Bros.
9Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$482,713-14%1,955-630$247$280,361,0256Warner Bros.
10Becoming Jane$415,371-12%1,186585$350$10,403,2353Miramax