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, Jan. 6 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jan. 6 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1National Treasure: Book of Secrets$4,965,904-43%3,762-70$1,320$170,873,0603Disney
2Alvin and the Chipmunks$4,125,925-39%3,462-22$1,192$176,279,9664Fox
3Juno$4,052,025-38%1,925906$2,105$51,669,0962Fox Searchlight
4I Am Legend$3,684,006-46%3,64812$1,010$228,054,8454Warner Bros.
5One Missed Call$2,165,399-58%2,240--$967$12,511,0461Warner Bros.
6Charlie Wilson's War$1,971,649-45%2,59419$760$52,552,1563Universal
7P.S. I Love You$1,953,201-40%2,4717$790$39,203,8623Warner Bros.
8The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep$1,736,529-34%2,7775$625$30,820,1422Sony / Columbia
9Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$1,513,615-34%1,2490$1,212$38,609,9303Paramount / DreamWorks
10Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem$1,229,098-33%2,6176$470$37,052,2242Fox