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 Fri, Nov. 7 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Nov. 7 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$17,555,380--4,056--$4,328$17,555,3801Paramount / DreamWorks
2Role Models$6,686,257--2,792--$2,395$6,686,2571Universal
3High School Musical 3: Senior Year$2,575,688236%3,464-162$744$68,988,6373Disney
4Zack and Miri Make a Porno$2,194,215112%2,7350$802$16,606,8912The Weinstein Company
5Changeling$2,132,511156%1,8555$1,150$15,438,9873Universal
6Soul Men$1,801,091--2,044--$881$1,801,0911MGM / Weinstein
7Saw V$1,371,625139%2,829-255$485$49,491,5103Lionsgate
8The Haunting of Molly Hartley$1,150,138320%2,576-76$446$7,896,6582Freestyle
9The Secret Life of Bees$878,098130%1,481-130$593$27,692,1484Fox Searchlight
10Eagle Eye$780,542175%1,407-600$555$94,585,3127Paramount / DreamWorks