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 Thu, Nov. 8 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 8 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1American Gangster$2,762,344-6%3,054--$905$56,360,3881Universal
2Bee Movie$1,851,18519%3,928--$471$46,214,1531Paramount / DreamWorks
3Saw IV$607,1130%3,1830$191$53,077,1332Lionsgate
4Dan in Real Life$531,2176%1,9254$276$24,805,2482Disney
530 Days of Night$318,3924%2,627-232$121$35,257,6183Sony / Columbia
6The Game Plan$227,28225%2,844-498$80$83,004,1026Disney
7Michael Clayton$221,0871%2,107-478$105$33,934,2885Warner Bros.
8Martian Child$212,2784%2,020--$105$4,267,3951New Line
9Gone Baby Gone$201,820-3%1,617-96$125$15,610,4233Miramax
10Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married?$148,1348%1,403-494$106$51,684,3554Lionsgate