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 Sun, Oct. 14 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 14 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$5,145,116-41%2,011--$2,558$21,354,0731Lionsgate
2The Game Plan$2,858,097-44%3,12823$914$58,977,8163Disney
3We Own the Night$2,692,019-38%2,362--$1,140$10,826,3521Sony / Columbia
4Michael Clayton$2,402,842-49%2,5112496$957$11,450,0642Warner Bros.
5The Heartbreak Kid$1,839,504-42%3,2334$569$25,855,0172Paramount / DreamWorks
6Elizabeth: The Golden Age$1,560,919-37%2,001--$780$6,154,3971Universal
7The Kingdom$1,191,727-42%2,83634$420$39,997,5263Universal
8Resident Evil: Extinction$748,969-35%2,249-599$333$48,063,9804Sony / Screen Gems
9The Seeker: The Dark Is Rising$632,127-36%3,17332$199$7,165,7002Fox
10Good Luck Chuck$520,370-42%1,951-525$267$32,757,5564Lionsgate