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, Oct. 11 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 11 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Heartbreak Kid$913,751-5%3,229--$283$18,575,0631Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Kingdom$728,853-4%2,8029$260$35,390,2692Universal
3The Game Plan$695,2627%3,1052$224$47,940,8852Disney
4Resident Evil: Extinction$352,6192%2,84820$124$45,416,3123Sony / Screen Gems
5Good Luck Chuck$323,5492%2,476-136$131$30,725,6653Lionsgate
63:10 to Yuma (2007)$265,111-3%2,562-444$103$49,998,5425Lionsgate
7The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising$205,4040%3,141--$65$4,953,2981Fox
8Eastern Promises$201,367-4%1,212-196$166$15,422,7464Focus
9The Brave One$196,920-3%2,358-479$84$35,317,1044Warner Bros.
10Mr. Woodcock$144,3919%1,950-245$74$23,290,8494New Line