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 Fri, Jan. 25 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 25 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Meet the Spartans$6,877,364--2,605--$2,640$6,877,3641Fox
2Rambo$6,692,006--2,751--$2,433$6,692,0061Lionsgate
327 Dresses$4,236,652182%3,07417$1,378$35,983,0522Fox
4Cloverfield$4,079,677145%3,4110$1,196$55,673,6722Paramount
5Untraceable$3,719,642--2,368--$1,571$3,719,6421Sony / Screen Gems
6Juno$2,916,184185%2,426-108$1,202$92,780,7955Fox Searchlight
7The Bucket List$2,813,763153%2,9150$965$50,289,9153Warner Bros.
8Mad Money$1,285,913183%2,4700$521$11,960,9122Overture
9How She Move$1,244,210--1,531--$813$1,244,2101Paramount Vantage
10National Treasure: Book of Secrets$1,200,971177%2,154-809$558$201,958,5946Disney