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 Mon, Jul. 7 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jul. 7 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hancock$8,481,791-54%3,965--$2,139$112,359,7891Sony / Columbia
2WALL-E$4,505,868-54%3,9920$1,129$131,702,7672Disney
3Wanted (2008)$2,851,402-55%3,18510$895$93,036,6722Universal
4Get Smart$1,577,066-50%3,574-341$441$99,680,3463Warner Bros.
5Kung Fu Panda$1,098,610-50%3,347-323$328$194,320,8865Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Incredible Hulk$700,250-54%3,043-306$230$125,541,4624Universal
7Kit Kittredge: An American Girl$651,160-38%1,8431838$353$6,473,8393Picturehouse
8Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull$439,157-58%2,192-364$200$306,865,6987Paramount
9The Love Guru$363,195-41%2,648-364$137$29,791,7213Paramount
10Sex and the City$357,193-51%1,275-480$280$145,250,0366Warner Bros. / New Line