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 Tue, Sep. 25 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 25 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Resident Evil: Extinction$1,338,461-16%2,828--$473$26,611,0341Sony / Screen Gems
2Good Luck Chuck$988,3721%2,612--$378$15,620,4051Lionsgate
3The Brave One$562,49310%2,7550$204$26,077,9542Warner Bros.
43:10 to Yuma (2007)$526,79810%2,902235$182$38,727,3643Lionsgate
5Eastern Promises$516,8507%1,4041389$368$7,460,7982Focus
6Superbad$267,4282%2,305-605$116$116,711,4846Sony / Columbia
7Mr. Woodcock$252,5395%2,2376$113$16,145,8272New Line
8The Bourne Ultimatum$200,9206%2,009-602$100$220,632,8588Universal
9Sydney White$189,48812%2,104--$90$5,553,6341Universal
10Dragon Wars: D-War$160,113-9%2,246-31$71$8,998,2372Freestyle