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, Nov. 18 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleTue, Nov. 18 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Quantum of Solace$4,052,259-2%3,451--$1,174$75,713,2241Sony / Columbia
2Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$1,190,2422%4,0659$293$119,260,8132Paramount / DreamWorks
3Role Models$880,3598%2,7986$315$39,266,9662Universal
4Changeling$379,36925%1,89641$200$28,315,9114Universal
5Zack and Miri Make a Porno$327,91312%2,210-525$148$27,084,1313The Weinstein Company
6The Secret Life of Bees$196,56615%1,449-32$136$33,996,4925Fox Searchlight
7High School Musical 3: Senior Year$172,09713%3,202-262$54$84,490,4634Disney
8Soul Men$159,515-8%2,0484$78$9,702,8372MGM / Weinstein
9Saw V$140,645-2%2,002-827$70$55,663,4504Lionsgate
10Eagle Eye$86,38210%1,214-193$71$98,902,4318Paramount / DreamWorks