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 Fri, Aug. 24 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Aug. 24 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superbad$5,669,63564%2,9480$1,923$56,242,4452Sony / Columbia
2The Bourne Ultimatum$3,715,682107%3,679-22$1,010$176,498,2284Universal
3Rush Hour 3$3,515,65485%3,408-370$1,032$100,286,1963New Line
4WAR$3,514,233--2,277--$1,543$3,514,2331Lionsgate
5Mr. Bean's Holiday$3,265,795--1,714--$1,905$3,265,7951Universal
6The Nanny Diaries$2,697,911--2,629--$1,026$2,697,9111MGM / Weinstein
7The Simpsons Movie$1,262,36158%2,600-562$486$170,299,5345Fox
8Stardust$1,111,67462%2,339-226$475$23,618,0413Paramount
9Hairspray (2007)$1,006,23142%2,016-373$499$105,029,0106New Line
10The Invasion$981,37690%2,7760$354$9,359,6672Warner Bros.