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 Tue, Aug. 5 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 5 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Dark Knight$5,661,474-10%4,266-40$1,327$405,704,4743Warner Bros.
2The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$3,761,660-11%3,760--$1,000$48,469,0041Universal
3Step Brothers$2,460,053-12%3,0940$795$68,435,2012Sony / Columbia
4Mamma Mia!$2,250,4317%3,06272$735$91,818,2793Universal
5Journey to the Center of the Earth$1,036,2033%2,285-403$453$74,975,8734Warner Bros. / New Line
6WALL-E$786,2184%2,555-489$308$205,624,9116Disney
7Swing Vote$753,4724%2,213--$340$7,710,5541Disney
8Hancock$693,145-3%2,782-527$249$217,295,3475Sony / Columbia
9Space Chimps$540,20418%2,134-404$253$22,971,8703Fox
10The X-Files: I Want to Believe$458,114-1%3,1850$144$17,939,6622Fox