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 Thu, Aug. 23 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 23 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superbad$3,466,982-10%2,948--$1,176$50,572,8101Sony / Columbia
2Rush Hour 3$1,899,668-8%3,7780$503$96,770,5422New Line
3The Bourne Ultimatum$1,795,913-4%3,70115$485$172,782,5463Universal
4The Simpsons Movie$801,110-6%3,162-390$253$169,037,1734Fox
5Hairspray (2007)$708,166-9%2,389-416$296$104,022,7795New Line
6Stardust$684,787-4%2,56525$267$22,506,3672Paramount
7The Invasion$516,856-7%2,776--$186$8,378,2911Warner Bros.
8Underdog$507,772-10%2,551-462$199$34,395,3023Disney
9Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix$471,330-2%1,955-630$241$280,832,3556Warner Bros.
10Becoming Jane$398,367-4%1,186585$336$10,801,6023Miramax