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 Wed, Jul. 2 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 2 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hancock$17,386,445154%3,965--$4,385$24,222,4400Sony / Columbia
2WALL-E$6,709,615-12%3,992--$1,681$86,312,7571Disney
3Wanted (2008)$3,588,266-22%3,175--$1,130$65,499,5081Universal
4Get Smart$1,855,608-20%3,574-337$519$84,523,4402Warner Bros.
5Kung Fu Panda$1,387,036-13%3,670-383$378$184,051,1904Paramount / DreamWorks
6Kit Kittredge: An American Girl$1,115,7526029%1,7531748$636$1,612,9152Picturehouse
7The Incredible Hulk$723,599-30%2,890-618$250$118,945,6793Universal
8Sex and the City$521,988-6%1,401-1041$373$141,872,6845Warner Bros. / New Line
9Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$490,834-15%2,556-615$192$301,884,3216Paramount
10The Love Guru$420,460-30%3,0120$140$27,128,4122Paramount