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, Aug. 6 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Aug. 6 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Pineapple Express$12,085,579--3,072--$3,934$12,085,5790Sony / Columbia
2The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2$5,730,885--2,667--$2,149$5,730,8850Warner Bros.
3The Dark Knight$5,077,429-10%4,128-178$1,230$410,781,9033Warner Bros.
4The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$3,232,662-14%3,760--$860$51,701,6661Universal
5Mamma Mia!$2,128,414-5%3,06272$695$93,946,6933Universal
6Step Brothers$1,904,028-23%3,10915$612$70,339,2292Sony / Columbia
7Journey to the Center of the Earth$1,031,5470%2,075-613$497$76,007,4204Warner Bros. / New Line
8WALL-E$764,078-3%2,144-900$356$206,388,9896Disney
9Swing Vote$632,268-16%2,213--$286$8,342,8221Disney
10Hancock$586,749-15%2,412-897$243$217,882,0965Sony / Columbia