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, Nov. 5 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Nov. 5 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Zack and Miri Make a Porno$1,069,6751%2,735--$391$13,380,0431The Weinstein Company
2Changeling$814,260-5%1,8501835$440$12,473,6582Universal
3Saw V$583,599-18%3,08424$189$47,545,5472Lionsgate
4High School Musical 3: Senior Year$570,068-70%3,6263$157$65,647,1042Disney
5The Secret Life of Bees$355,177-14%1,611-19$220$26,431,8203Fox Searchlight
6Pride and Glory$332,189-11%2,5850$129$12,760,1622Warner Bros. / New Line
7Max Payne$296,878-19%2,564-817$116$36,563,6223Fox
8Eagle Eye$253,077-26%2,007-551$126$93,521,1036Paramount / DreamWorks
9The Haunting of Molly Hartley$249,546-33%2,652--$94$6,472,7111Freestyle
10Beverly Hills Chihuahua$245,566-62%3,004-186$82$85,426,3075Disney