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, Jun. 19 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jun. 19 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Incredible Hulk$4,189,703-7%3,505--$1,195$74,919,0321Universal
2Kung Fu Panda$4,105,236-2%4,13622$993$133,895,7302Paramount / DreamWorks
3The Happening$1,982,574-9%2,986--$664$40,266,7641Fox
4You Don't Mess with the Zohan$1,891,404-5%3,4664$546$76,854,0182Sony / Columbia
5Sex and the City$1,601,666-3%3,155-170$508$125,919,3023Warner Bros. / New Line
6Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$1,469,073-1%3,804-386$386$282,419,2084Paramount
7Iron Man$743,5433%2,403-528$309$300,787,3997Paramount
8The Strangers$542,193-8%2,410-67$225$47,636,0053Universal / Rogue
9The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian$481,4233%2,308-757$209$133,757,3775Disney
10What Happens in Vegas$243,590-5%1,422-944$171$76,750,1706Fox