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, Mar. 31 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Mar. 31 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
121$1,991,850-66%2,648--$752$26,098,9851Sony / Columbia
2Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$1,174,438-77%3,826-135$307$118,761,4553Fox
3Superhero Movie$541,716-75%2,960--$183$10,052,1771MGM / Weinstein
4Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns$471,526-73%2,01610$234$33,022,5522Lionsgate
5Drillbit Taylor$409,991-71%3,0615$134$20,895,4962Paramount
610,000 B.C.$408,638-71%3,055-399$134$85,399,3784Warner Bros.
7Stop-Loss$363,429-68%1,291--$282$4,917,5481Paramount
8Shutter (2008)$338,290-69%2,7563$123$19,337,6972Fox
9The Bank Job$243,459-68%1,605-8$152$24,329,8374Lionsgate
10College Road Trip$221,409-75%2,270-305$98$38,544,4704Disney