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 Thu, Nov. 13 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 13 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$1,941,0282%4,056--$479$81,887,8751Paramount / DreamWorks
2Role Models$1,271,854-1%2,792--$456$26,425,5831Universal
3Changeling$509,803-9%1,8555$275$23,377,9773Universal
4Zack and Miri Make a Porno$463,325-7%2,7350$169$23,317,2022The Weinstein Company
5Soul Men$266,756-4%2,044--$131$7,021,4371MGM / Weinstein
6The Secret Life of Bees$260,2353%1,481-130$176$31,289,8234Fox Searchlight
7Saw V$256,109-2%2,829-255$91$53,611,2833Lionsgate
8High School Musical 3: Senior Year$254,5128%3,464-162$73$78,510,0793Disney
9The Haunting of Molly Hartley$157,5478%2,576-76$61$11,047,3102Freestyle
10Eagle Eye$133,3400%1,407-600$95$97,273,4417Paramount / DreamWorks