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 Fri, Oct. 12 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 12 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$7,418,041--2,011--$3,689$7,418,0411Lionsgate
2We Own the Night$3,791,629--2,362--$1,605$3,791,6291Sony / Columbia
3Michael Clayton$3,303,0884521%2,5112496$1,315$4,379,2592Warner Bros.
4The Game Plan$3,047,356338%3,12823$974$50,988,2413Disney
5The Heartbreak Kid$2,289,181151%3,2334$708$20,864,2442Paramount / DreamWorks
6Elizabeth: The Golden Age$2,111,837--2,001--$1,055$2,111,8371Universal
7The Kingdom$1,374,44289%2,83634$485$36,764,7113Universal
8Resident Evil: Extinction$742,840111%2,249-599$330$46,159,1524Sony / Screen Gems
9Good Luck Chuck$611,27889%1,951-525$313$31,336,9434Lionsgate
10The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising$598,745191%3,17332$189$5,552,0432Fox