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 Wed, Oct. 3 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 3 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Kingdom$1,116,168-19%2,793--$400$20,947,9421Universal
2The Game Plan$835,528-9%3,103--$269$25,659,5221Disney
3Resident Evil: Extinction$531,624-14%2,8280$188$38,626,0252Sony / Screen Gems
4Good Luck Chuck$497,327-12%2,6120$190$25,077,4612Lionsgate
53:10 to Yuma (2007)$387,859-9%3,006104$129$45,123,4284Lionsgate
6The Brave One$298,942-13%2,83782$105$31,767,7403Warner Bros.
7Eastern Promises$264,555-16%1,4084$188$12,121,4933Focus
8Mr. Woodcock$168,353-9%2,195-42$77$20,107,5253New Line
9Superbad$143,383-13%1,517-788$95$119,312,7997Sony / Columbia
10Feast of Love$142,873-9%1,200--$119$2,141,3261MGM