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. 31 2007

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Dec. 31 2007LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure: Book of Secrets$9,188,536-14%3,8320$2,398$133,264,7572Disney
2Alvin and the Chipmunks$5,672,307-31%3,484-15$1,628$147,073,1793Fox
3I Am Legend$4,855,326-41%3,63616$1,335$199,345,6873Warner Bros.
4Charlie Wilson's War$3,914,9646%2,5750$1,520$38,665,3452Universal
5The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep$2,262,224-18%2,772--$816$19,058,4701Sony / Columbia
6Juno$1,910,751-47%1,019715$1,875$27,928,4321Fox Searchlight
7P.S. I Love You$1,703,994-43%2,46410$692$25,291,1272Warner Bros.
8Enchanted$1,564,586-20%2,262-490$692$112,146,6776Disney
9The Great Debaters$1,436,668-16%1,171--$1,227$14,693,5881MGM / Weinstein
10Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$1,371,487-49%1,2490$1,098$28,286,9062Paramount / DreamWorks