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, Oct. 14 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Oct. 14 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Body of Lies$1,144,948-30%2,710--$422$15,664,1121Warner Bros.
2Quarantine$1,002,745-32%2,461--$407$16,694,5261Sony / Screen Gems
3Beverly Hills Chihuahua$825,468-71%3,2183$257$56,183,0532Disney
4Eagle Eye$724,214-48%3,61498$200$72,532,2103Paramount / DreamWorks
5Nights in Rodanthe$453,296-21%2,575-127$176$33,324,1733Warner Bros.
6Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist$442,979-42%2,4210$183$21,938,8772Sony / Columbia
7Appaloosa$337,717-26%1,290245$262$11,659,5934Warner Bros. / New Line
8The Duchess$328,715-27%1,2071080$272$6,384,4054Paramount Vantage
9The Express$295,758-49%2,808--$105$5,432,4481Universal
10City of Ember$200,343-57%2,022--$99$3,801,3741Fox