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 Mon, Aug. 27 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Aug. 27 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superbad$2,418,457-58%2,9480$820$71,035,5192Sony / Columbia
2The Bourne Ultimatum$1,103,347-67%3,679-22$300$186,357,6214Universal
3Rush Hour 3$955,158-70%3,408-370$280$109,433,8653New Line
4WAR$939,997-67%2,277--$413$10,760,2531Lionsgate
5Mr. Bean's Holiday$856,335-68%1,714--$500$10,747,6331Universal
6The Nanny Diaries$711,428-62%2,629--$271$8,192,1361MGM / Weinstein
7The Simpsons Movie$439,342-64%2,600-562$169$173,795,2205Fox
8Stardust$408,640-64%2,339-226$175$26,787,7153Paramount
9Hairspray (2007)$382,072-55%2,016-373$190$107,671,3446New Line
10The Invasion$312,342-63%2,7760$113$11,784,1622Warner Bros.