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 Sat, Oct. 20 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Oct. 20 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
130 Days of Night$5,879,753-6%2,855--$2,059$12,131,6051Sony / Columbia
2Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$5,712,58565%2,03423$2,809$35,938,6592Lionsgate
3The Game Plan$3,811,98857%3,301173$1,155$67,265,7594Disney
4Michael Clayton$2,976,33632%2,58574$1,151$20,111,5643Warner Bros.
5The Comebacks$2,350,77111%2,812--$836$4,474,6671Fox Atomic
6Gone Baby Gone$2,299,47219%1,713--$1,342$4,235,8371Miramax
7We Own the Night$2,262,54824%2,3620$958$18,364,5302Sony / Columbia
8Rendition$1,670,15417%2,250--$742$3,092,3531New Line
9The Heartbreak Kid$1,626,72729%2,782-451$585$31,097,2733Paramount / DreamWorks
10Elizabeth: The Golden Age$1,334,01133%2,0065$665$10,412,4822Universal