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 Sat, Aug. 16 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleSat, Aug. 16 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$9,582,36517%3,319--$2,887$28,824,3571Paramount / DreamWorks
2The Dark Knight$6,708,66236%3,590-435$1,869$466,355,8015Warner Bros.
3Star Wars: The Clone Wars$5,019,568-19%3,452--$1,454$11,248,1141Warner Bros.
4Mirrors$4,078,421-4%2,664--$1,531$8,313,8631Fox
5Pineapple Express$3,525,42310%3,0720$1,148$59,654,2942Sony / Columbia
6The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$3,346,31634%3,363-415$995$83,875,1773Universal
7Mamma Mia!$2,410,59923%2,771-423$870$114,280,9435Universal
8The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2$2,139,1933%2,7147$788$30,433,5522Warner Bros.
9Step Brothers$1,893,70325%2,648-534$715$89,290,2604Sony / Columbia
10Journey to the Center of the Earth$1,353,62234%1,405-565$963$87,021,6406Warner Bros. / New Line