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, Sep. 27 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Sep. 27 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Resident Evil: Extinction$1,052,319-7%2,828--$372$28,789,9961Sony / Screen Gems
2Good Luck Chuck$794,696-7%2,612--$304$17,268,7921Lionsgate
33:10 to Yuma (2007)$516,2023%2,902235$178$39,743,8973Lionsgate
4The Brave One$508,693-4%2,7550$185$27,116,9892Warner Bros.
5Eastern Promises$420,505-9%1,4041389$300$8,343,9092Focus
6Superbad$255,746-1%2,305-605$111$117,226,8486Sony / Columbia
7Mr. Woodcock$246,4080%2,2376$110$16,638,6082New Line
8The Bourne Ultimatum$210,3495%2,009-602$105$221,044,1608Universal
9Sydney White$167,5185%2,104--$80$5,880,0731Universal
10Dragon Wars: D-War$154,920-6%2,274-3$68$9,318,4242Freestyle