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 Tue, Oct. 23 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 23 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
130 Days of Night$1,277,680-3%2,855--$448$18,551,4741Sony / Columbia
2Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$685,933-12%2,03423$337$40,419,8522Lionsgate
3Michael Clayton$603,04124%2,58574$233$22,653,6223Warner Bros.
4We Own the Night$562,56418%2,3620$238$20,745,3032Sony / Columbia
5Gone Baby Gone$530,21812%1,713--$310$6,504,3131Miramax
6Rendition$388,81718%2,250--$173$4,779,4351New Line
7The Game Plan$370,2330%3,301173$112$69,947,2354Disney
8The Heartbreak Kid$364,13513%2,782-451$131$32,712,2173Paramount / DreamWorks
9Elizabeth: The Golden Age$310,11515%2,0065$155$11,806,6332Universal
10The Comebacks$248,2573%2,812--$88$6,046,0501Fox Atomic