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, Sep. 17 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Sep. 17 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Burn After Reading$1,437,884-12%2,651--$542$23,699,9011Focus
2Righteous Kill$1,135,789-18%3,152--$360$20,038,6881Overture
3The Women (2008)$978,728-5%2,962--$330$12,943,3391Picturehouse
4Tyler Perry's The Family That Preys$753,690-19%2,070--$364$20,105,9221Lionsgate
5Tropic Thunder$305,411-10%2,927-519$104$103,928,2355Paramount / DreamWorks
6The Dark Knight$292,326-5%2,191-384$133$518,683,4289Warner Bros.
7Bangkok Dangerous$233,298-12%2,6544$88$13,461,5532Lionsgate
8The House Bunny$222,524-8%2,76327$81$39,640,2964Sony / Columbia
9Mamma Mia!$189,427-4%1,517-387$125$139,947,5229Universal
10Traitor$171,095-6%2,014-94$85$21,249,8173Overture