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. 16 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 16 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Hancock$3,162,868-10%3,9650$798$174,598,5412Sony / Columbia
2Hellboy II: The Golden Army$2,674,200-16%3,204--$835$44,118,1021Universal
3Journey to the Center of the Earth$2,473,224-7%2,811--$880$28,869,7461Warner Bros. / New Line
4WALL-E$2,360,566-4%3,849-143$613$170,460,9303Disney
5Wanted (2008)$1,405,782-10%3,157-28$445$117,020,1183Universal
6Get Smart$963,174-6%3,086-488$312$114,574,9154Warner Bros.
7Kung Fu Panda$643,458-3%2,704-643$238$204,144,3576Paramount / DreamWorks
8Meet Dave$601,709-10%3,011--$200$7,198,2261Fox
9Kit Kittredge: An American Girl$451,925-3%1,8496$244$12,367,1804Picturehouse
10The Incredible Hulk$312,831-2%1,945-1098$161$130,871,1035Universal