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, Dec. 3 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 3 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Enchanted$779,810-82%3,7300$209$70,780,4212Disney
2Beowulf$653,643-71%3,24931$201$69,595,0713Paramount
3Hitman$493,962-70%2,46810$200$30,923,5832Fox
4Awake$415,748-69%2,002--$208$6,271,7281MGM / Weinstein
5This Christmas$355,245-80%1,8580$191$36,787,7942Sony / Screen Gems
6The Mist$337,638-70%2,4230$139$19,902,2562MGM / Weinstein
7August Rush$324,335-72%2,3100$140$20,551,4842Warner Bros.
8American Gangster$311,356-70%2,699-100$115$122,031,0915Universal
9Fred Claus$256,849-82%3,420-183$75$60,042,9694Warner Bros.
10Bee Movie$201,664-84%3,150-357$64$117,815,0975Paramount / DreamWorks