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. 26 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Aug. 26 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Tropic Thunder$1,790,369-6%3,35233$534$69,527,4182Paramount / DreamWorks
2The House Bunny$1,353,168-10%2,714--$499$17,391,5871Sony / Columbia
3Death Race$1,177,271-7%2,532--$465$15,064,0031Universal
4The Dark Knight$1,102,785-7%3,163-427$349$491,713,0926Warner Bros.
5Pineapple Express$714,932-7%2,620-452$273$75,259,0663Sony / Columbia
6Mamma Mia!$709,1466%2,326-445$305$125,844,0296Universal
7Mirrors$513,476-3%2,6640$193$21,252,9402Fox
8Star Wars: The Clone Wars$503,030-13%3,4520$146$26,079,8842Warner Bros.
9The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2$378,4450%2,170-544$174$39,077,5583Warner Bros.
10The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor$351,525-3%2,422-941$145$94,634,9694Universal