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, Sep. 30 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Sep. 30 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Eagle Eye$2,351,43713%3,510--$670$33,580,5891Paramount / DreamWorks
2Nights in Rodanthe$1,282,32731%2,704--$474$15,680,5441Warner Bros.
3Burn After Reading$601,42728%2,649-8$227$46,640,0633Focus
4Lakeview Terrace$585,49320%2,4673$237$26,740,7042Sony / Screen Gems
5Igor$431,36681%2,3412$184$14,890,9672MGM
6My Best Friend's Girl$404,56419%2,63632$153$15,356,2422Lionsgate
7Righteous Kill$402,85027%3,011-141$134$35,431,4263Overture
8Miracle at St. Anna$334,92011%1,185--$283$4,114,6641Disney
9The Women (2008)$324,89538%2,642-353$123$24,632,9383Picturehouse
10Ghost Town (2008)$265,36537%1,5127$176$9,682,9182Paramount / DreamWorks