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. 30 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jul. 30 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight$8,755,169-9%4,306-60$2,033$342,686,6962Warner Bros.
2Step Brothers$3,631,344-11%3,094--$1,174$43,231,0291Sony / Columbia
3Mamma Mia!$3,199,7180%2,99014$1,070$71,775,6592Universal
4Journey to the Center of the Earth$1,458,553-2%2,688-142$543$64,776,4233Warner Bros. / New Line
5WALL-E$1,067,890-1%3,044-266$351$198,400,1075Disney
6Hancock$1,052,102-7%3,309-467$318$209,744,6544Sony / Columbia
7The X-Files: I Want to Believe$838,225-14%3,185--$263$12,849,3181Fox
8Space Chimps$819,8676%2,53827$323$18,443,1962Fox
9Hellboy II: The Golden Army$648,437-7%3,018-194$215$68,096,1763Universal
10Wanted (2008)$358,820-5%1,750-683$205$129,731,9885Universal