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 Fri, Oct. 26 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Oct. 26 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw IV$14,755,992--3,183--$4,636$14,755,9921Lionsgate
2Dan in Real Life$4,167,314--1,921--$2,169$4,167,3141Disney
330 Days of Night$2,254,704119%2,8594$789$22,871,6222Sony / Columbia
4The Game Plan$1,829,386277%3,34241$547$72,639,2255Disney
5Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$1,623,905184%1,897-137$856$43,182,9783Lionsgate
6Michael Clayton$1,569,825195%2,5850$607$25,312,8704Warner Bros.
7Gone Baby Gone$1,248,257174%1,7130$729$8,660,9462Miramax
8The Comebacks$1,222,464339%2,8120$435$7,777,5012Fox Atomic
9We Own the Night$1,070,513143%2,40240$446$22,741,7783Sony / Columbia
10Rendition$764,412132%2,2500$340$6,216,5852New Line