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 Sat, Sep. 15 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Sep. 15 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Brave One$5,651,63922%2,755--$2,051$10,280,9901Warner Bros.
23:10 to Yuma (2007)$3,868,12441%2,66715$1,450$26,014,0982Lionsgate
3Mr. Woodcock$3,840,07331%2,231--$1,721$6,763,6301New Line
4Superbad$2,212,80933%2,910-159$760$110,013,4745Sony / Columbia
5Halloween (2007)$2,194,37543%3,051-424$719$49,986,5433MGM / Weinstein
6Dragon Wars: D-War$2,093,03231%2,277--$919$3,695,7561Freestyle
7The Bourne Ultimatum$2,023,75063%2,611-399$775$215,307,0847Universal
8Rush Hour 3$1,576,50374%2,208-482$714$132,326,5286New Line
9Balls of Fury$1,536,12555%2,758-323$557$28,063,0553Rogue
10Mr. Bean's Holiday$1,371,579101%1,770-8$775$27,874,9204Universal