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 Sun, May. 18 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, May. 18 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian$15,240,361-25%3,929--$3,879$55,034,1281Disney
2Iron Man$9,748,264-27%4,15443$2,347$223,125,8463Paramount
3What Happens in Vegas$3,714,044-33%3,25540$1,141$40,339,9442Fox
4Speed Racer$2,666,456-23%3,6060$739$30,285,0542Warner Bros.
5Made of Honor$1,249,211-35%2,81682$444$33,901,2093Sony / Columbia
6Baby Mama$1,188,670-40%2,503-124$475$47,344,0534Universal
7Forgetting Sarah Marshall$873,762-21%1,601-775$546$55,314,4875Universal
8Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay$645,078-15%1,403-861$460$34,097,8824Warner Bros. / New Line