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, Feb. 4 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Feb. 4 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Eye (2008)$735,699-59%2,436--$302$13,160,3941Lionsgate
2Rambo$703,456-48%2,76413$255$30,623,7622Lionsgate
327 Dresses$584,116-63%2,976-98$196$57,828,7113Fox
4The Bucket List$538,946-48%2,9150$185$68,088,1934Warner Bros.
5Juno$523,512-57%2,47549$212$110,353,7986Fox Searchlight
6Untraceable$450,247-43%2,3680$190$19,579,2682Sony / Screen Gems
7There Will Be Blood$441,979-42%1,507622$293$21,480,6876Paramount Vantage
8Cloverfield$389,507-52%3,007-404$130$72,305,6693Paramount
9Meet the Spartans$375,088-69%2,64338$142$28,917,6002Fox
10Strange Wilderness$345,930-17%1,208--$286$3,348,2561Paramount Classics