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. 23 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 23 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight$18,377,333-12%4,366--$4,209$222,152,1791Warner Bros.
2Mamma Mia!$4,330,431-2%2,976--$1,455$40,608,7471Universal
3Journey to the Center of the Earth$1,902,6194%2,83019$672$48,858,8362Warner Bros. / New Line
4Hancock$1,629,814-5%3,776-189$432$196,566,3673Sony / Columbia
5WALL-E$1,605,2324%3,310-539$485$187,313,9174Disney
6Space Chimps$1,182,2975%2,511--$471$10,474,1511Fox
7Hellboy II: The Golden Army$1,060,372-8%3,2128$330$59,917,4172Universal
8Wanted (2008)$632,438-2%2,433-724$260$125,257,1084Universal
9Get Smart$584,102-1%2,135-951$274$121,345,1105Warner Bros.
10Kung Fu Panda$354,20510%1,505-1199$235$207,576,0127Paramount / DreamWorks