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 Thu, Oct. 25 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Oct. 25 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
130 Days of Night$1,028,836-1%2,855--$360$20,616,9181Sony / Columbia
2Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$571,0491%2,03423$281$41,559,0732Lionsgate
3Michael Clayton$532,212-4%2,58574$206$23,743,0453Warner Bros.
4The Game Plan$485,73229%3,301173$147$70,809,8394Disney
5Gone Baby Gone$456,2651%1,713--$266$7,412,6891Miramax
6We Own the Night$441,005-9%2,3620$187$21,671,2652Sony / Columbia
7Rendition$329,565-4%2,250--$146$5,452,1731New Line
8The Heartbreak Kid$326,544-2%2,782-451$117$33,371,1673Paramount / DreamWorks
9Elizabeth: The Golden Age$300,004-1%2,0065$150$12,408,4202Universal
10The Comebacks$278,48621%2,812--$99$6,555,0371Fox Atomic