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, Jun. 15 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSun, Jun. 15 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Incredible Hulk$15,562,224-15%3,505--$4,440$55,414,0601Universal
2Kung Fu Panda$10,545,770-19%4,13622$2,550$117,290,3272Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Happening$7,088,303-31%2,986--$2,374$30,515,8761Fox
4Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$5,368,661-4%3,804-386$1,411$276,522,5514Paramount
5You Don't Mess with the Zohan$4,570,543-28%3,4664$1,319$68,760,4752Sony / Columbia
6Sex and the City$2,149,111-47%3,155-170$681$119,519,9703Warner Bros. / New Line
7Iron Man$2,035,946-4%2,403-528$847$297,920,0457Paramount
8The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian$1,067,984-11%2,308-757$463$131,903,7645Disney
9The Strangers$1,011,278-34%2,410-67$420$45,285,6613Universal / Rogue
10What Happens in Vegas$380,470-45%1,422-944$268$75,754,1466Fox