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. 16 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Apr. 16 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Street Kings$769,358-17%2,467--$312$15,160,7751Fox Searchlight
221$660,937-7%2,73683$242$63,824,7823Sony / Columbia
3Prom Night (2008)$580,863-16%2,700--$215$22,812,7051Sony / Screen Gems
4Nim's Island$424,545-8%3,5185$121$26,760,7312Fox
5Leatherheads$388,873-7%2,7712$140$23,169,8552Universal
6Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!$321,284-8%3,209-362$100$140,571,2465Fox
7Smart People$273,111-9%1,106--$247$4,939,3791Miramax
8The Ruins$253,238-8%2,8142$90$14,366,6162Paramount / DreamWorks
9Superhero Movie$160,924-9%2,526-439$64$21,835,8453MGM / Weinstein
1010,000 B.C.$117,895-1%1,550-785$76$92,112,2336Warner Bros.