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 Wed, Mar. 5 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Mar. 5 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Semi-Pro$871,664-14%3,121--$279$18,098,3701New Line
2Vantage Point$803,985-9%3,1501$255$43,354,6242Sony / Columbia
3The Other Boleyn Girl$581,374-7%1,166--$499$10,007,3961Sony / Columbia
4Jumper$475,962-8%3,128-302$152$68,302,6753Fox
5The Spiderwick Chronicles$454,072-5%3,654-193$124$56,479,2123Paramount
6No Country for Old Men$336,659-9%2,037936$165$69,274,76117Miramax
7Step Up 2 the Streets$302,247-16%2,52848$120$49,623,9173Disney
8Fool's Gold$296,824-6%2,845-230$104$59,701,4224Warner Bros.
9Definitely, Maybe$252,351-7%2,189-31$115$27,414,9633Universal
10Juno$225,954-3%1,631-96$139$135,735,46610Fox Searchlight