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 Sun, Dec. 9 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Dec. 9 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Golden Compass$6,834,917-33%3,528--$1,937$25,785,0841New Line
2Enchanted$2,852,550-42%3,520-210$810$83,867,8203Disney
3Beowulf$1,252,049-36%2,976-273$421$76,120,7654Paramount
4Fred Claus$1,192,016-45%3,185-235$374$65,539,9675Warner Bros.
5This Christmas$1,139,734-52%1,87921$607$42,721,6613Sony / Screen Gems
6No Country for Old Men$1,073,620-40%1,324329$811$28,761,6035Miramax
7Hitman$970,342-33%2,418-50$401$35,826,8663Fox
8Awake$820,666-41%2,02321$406$10,743,8522MGM / Weinstein
9August Rush$818,584-47%2,3100$354$25,135,1383Warner Bros.
10Bee Movie$752,144-39%2,707-443$278$121,018,1186Paramount / DreamWorks