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. 17 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Oct. 17 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$1,129,109-20%2,011--$561$25,607,0771Lionsgate
2Michael Clayton$902,1680%2,5112496$359$14,059,3192Warner Bros.
3We Own the Night$857,520-10%2,362--$363$13,532,7441Sony / Columbia
4The Heartbreak Kid$592,039-4%3,2334$183$27,641,6092Paramount / DreamWorks
5Elizabeth: The Golden Age$470,577-8%2,001--$235$7,635,8011Universal
6The Game Plan$460,8453%3,12823$147$60,414,5853Disney
7The Kingdom$383,559-7%2,83634$135$41,188,6863Universal
8Resident Evil: Extinction$215,409-3%2,249-599$96$48,733,9264Sony / Screen Gems
9Good Luck Chuck$191,485-1%1,951-525$98$33,331,4834Lionsgate
103:10 to Yuma (2007)$183,0875%1,820-742$101$52,053,7256Lionsgate