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, Apr. 2 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 2 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
121$1,656,125-13%2,648--$625$29,663,1361Sony / Columbia
2Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$1,009,989-8%3,826-135$264$120,873,3183Fox
3Superhero Movie$445,879-15%2,960--$151$11,024,4461MGM / Weinstein
4Tyler Perry's Meet the Browns$378,752-15%2,01610$188$33,845,3092Lionsgate
5Drillbit Taylor$373,863-7%3,0615$122$21,672,6802Paramount
610,000 B.C.$367,902-7%3,055-399$120$86,163,7494Warner Bros.
7Stop-Loss$309,678-12%1,291--$240$5,578,9601Paramount
8Shutter (2008)$307,924-9%2,7563$112$19,982,8122Fox
9The Bank Job$243,781-7%1,605-8$152$24,835,8264Lionsgate
10College Road Trip$212,687-8%2,270-305$94$38,987,5594Disney