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, Jan. 3 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 3 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure: Book of Secrets$3,580,636-16%3,8320$934$150,809,2042Disney
2Alvin and the Chipmunks$3,221,144-17%3,484-15$925$160,734,2533Fox
3I Am Legend$2,831,692-16%3,63616$779$212,339,4683Warner Bros.
4Juno$2,086,586-7%1,01921$2,048$35,808,4701Fox Searchlight
5P.S. I Love You$1,702,433-3%2,46410$691$31,368,6182Warner Bros.
6The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep$1,369,872-11%2,7720$494$24,590,9241Sony / Columbia
7Charlie Wilson's War$1,300,089-10%2,5750$505$44,445,2342Universal
8Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$1,149,422-12%1,2490$920$33,073,7832Paramount / DreamWorks
9Enchanted$990,287-11%2,26235$438$116,015,8606Disney
10Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem$942,598-17%2,61148$361$32,568,2491Fox