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 Mon, Nov. 19 2007

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#TitleMon, Nov. 19 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Beowulf$2,654,096-62%3,153--$842$30,170,5441Paramount
2American Gangster$1,104,553-65%3,11051$355$101,756,5603Universal
3Bee Movie$1,100,889-73%3,98440$276$94,669,4793Paramount / DreamWorks
4Fred Claus$902,704-70%3,6030$251$36,617,1422Warner Bros.
5Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium$751,746-72%3,164--$238$10,381,7961Fox
6Dan in Real Life$376,316-61%1,901-40$198$37,306,1464Disney
7Lions for Lambs$249,254-66%2,2161$112$11,834,7032MGM / United Artists
8Saw IV$209,781-61%2,097-807$100$61,978,7434Lionsgate
9The Game Plan$113,198-63%1,374-787$82$87,516,8408Disney
10P2$82,099-56%1,938-193$42$3,703,6332Summit Entertainment