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. 30 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Aug. 30 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Superbad$1,734,821-8%2,9480$588$76,835,3512Sony / Columbia
2Balls of Fury$1,270,518-25%2,810--$452$2,962,3050Rogue
3The Bourne Ultimatum$997,8762%3,561-140$280$189,422,0804Universal
4Rush Hour 3$747,726-3%3,408-370$219$111,867,7003New Line
5Mr. Bean's Holiday$668,639-4%1,714--$390$13,002,2621Universal
6The Nanny Diaries$603,149-4%2,629--$229$10,151,0451MGM / Weinstein
7WAR$575,565-15%2,277--$253$12,839,2221Lionsgate
8Stardust$399,523-1%2,339-226$171$28,013,6293Paramount
9Hairspray (2007)$365,9930%2,016-373$182$108,805,4516New Line
10The Simpsons Movie$328,241-6%2,451-711$134$174,896,5285Fox