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. 20 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Nov. 20 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Quantum of Solace$3,047,978-8%3,451--$883$82,083,7281Sony / Columbia
2Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$1,116,7794%4,0659$275$121,446,9022Paramount / DreamWorks
3Role Models$755,712-4%2,7986$270$40,805,9072Universal
4Changeling$312,675-9%1,89641$165$28,971,4334Universal
5Zack and Miri Make a Porno$280,269-1%2,210-525$127$27,648,0603The Weinstein Company
6The Secret Life of Bees$186,986-4%1,449-32$129$34,377,3965Fox Searchlight
7High School Musical 3: Senior Year$165,3346%3,202-262$52$84,812,3304Disney
8Soul Men$140,208-2%2,0484$68$9,986,5792MGM / Weinstein
9Saw V$129,8010%2,002-827$65$55,923,2914Lionsgate
10Eagle Eye$85,8432%1,214-193$71$99,072,2748Paramount / DreamWorks