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 Thu, May. 8 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, May. 8 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Iron Man$5,328,114-7%4,1051605$1,298$126,635,9151Paramount
2Made of Honor$972,994-3%2,729--$357$18,674,3121Sony / Columbia
3Baby Mama$649,2920%2,5485$255$34,611,0672Universal
4Forgetting Sarah Marshall$574,384-2%2,87273$200$46,943,8363Universal
5Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$528,192-3%2,54535$208$27,561,8052Warner Bros. / New Line
6The Forbidden Kingdom$314,4313%2,960-191$106$46,362,4173Lionsgate
721$170,3333%2,242-710$76$79,581,1576Sony / Columbia
888 Minutes$149,6314%1,765-403$85$15,927,4223Sony / Columbia
9Nim's Island$124,0745%2,478-499$50$42,926,9095Fox
10Prom Night (2008)$108,4281%2,434-387$45$41,769,2014Sony / Screen Gems