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 Tue, Jan. 8 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Jan. 8 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Juno$1,445,2975%1,925906$751$54,494,8222Fox Searchlight
2National Treasure: Book of Secrets$1,314,0751%3,762-70$349$173,489,3373Disney
3I Am Legend$1,068,4100%3,64812$293$230,186,8424Warner Bros.
4P.S. I Love You$737,69111%2,4717$299$40,605,8163Warner Bros.
5Charlie Wilson's War$725,61027%2,59419$280$53,849,1923Universal
6Alvin and the Chipmunks$571,511-25%3,462-22$165$177,612,7364Fox
7Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street$545,0243%1,2490$436$39,682,9583Paramount / DreamWorks
8One Missed Call$508,882-13%2,240--$227$13,601,7111Warner Bros.
9Aliens vs. Predator - Requiem$400,292-6%2,6176$153$37,877,0812Fox
10The Great Debaters$323,31011%1,290119$251$22,629,5272MGM / Weinstein