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 Fri, Jun. 20 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jun. 20 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Get Smart$13,365,022--3,911--$3,417$13,365,0221Warner Bros.
2The Incredible Hulk$6,665,21759%3,5083$1,900$81,584,2492Universal
3Kung Fu Panda$6,264,07553%4,053-83$1,546$140,159,8053Paramount / DreamWorks
4The Love Guru$5,332,385--3,012--$1,770$5,332,3851Paramount
5The Happening$3,270,18865%2,9860$1,095$43,536,9522Fox
6Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$2,350,53760%3,171-633$741$284,769,7455Paramount
7You Don't Mess with the Zohan$2,310,64722%3,278-188$705$79,164,6653Sony / Columbia
8Sex and the City$2,079,33830%2,442-713$851$127,998,6404Warner Bros. / New Line
9Iron Man$1,130,03152%1,912-491$591$301,917,4308Paramount
10The Strangers$686,61127%1,578-832$435$48,322,6164Universal / Rogue