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 Sun, Oct. 28 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Oct. 28 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Saw IV$6,523,860-38%3,183--$2,050$31,756,9571Lionsgate
2Dan in Real Life$2,722,001-45%1,921--$1,417$11,808,7621Disney
330 Days of Night$1,903,242-30%2,8594$666$27,479,5622Sony / Columbia
4The Game Plan$1,458,509-49%3,34241$436$76,939,3725Disney
5Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$1,344,147-50%1,897-137$709$47,203,3943Lionsgate
6Michael Clayton$1,080,456-52%2,5850$418$28,667,3814Warner Bros.
7Gone Baby Gone$916,854-45%1,7130$535$11,232,0662Miramax
8We Own the Night$896,178-37%2,40240$373$25,065,7533Sony / Columbia
9The Comebacks$676,584-54%2,8120$241$9,927,4222Fox Atomic
10Rendition$601,209-40%2,2500$267$7,825,2962New Line