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, Dec. 13 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 13 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Golden Compass$1,287,973-11%3,528--$365$31,947,9781New Line
2Enchanted$592,588-1%3,520-210$168$86,267,6883Disney
3No Country for Old Men$448,567-3%1,324329$339$30,581,9045Miramax
4Beowulf$395,605-8%2,976-273$133$77,878,2024Paramount
5Hitman$287,653-11%2,418-50$119$37,127,1273Fox
6August Rush$281,213-4%2,3100$122$26,282,5553Warner Bros.
7Fred Claus$276,131-3%3,185-235$87$66,662,3105Warner Bros.
8Awake$262,425-6%2,02321$130$11,869,4842MGM / Weinstein
9The Perfect Holiday$262,053-32%1,306--$201$645,0970Yari Film Group
10This Christmas$236,406-4%1,87921$126$43,742,9193Sony / Screen Gems