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, Dec. 18 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Dec. 18 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$1,775,882-2%3,560--$499$38,476,6161Fox
2Four Christmases$1,192,9152%3,540205$337$92,412,4593Warner Bros. / New Line
3Twilight (2008)$913,15316%3,64929$250$153,232,4764Summit
4Bolt$560,89622%3,133-383$179$90,751,6574Disney
5Australia$464,3561%2,703-18$172$39,624,2103Fox
6Quantum of Solace$408,1105%2,635-788$155$159,147,3395Sony / Columbia
7Nothing Like the Holidays$264,749-1%1,671--$158$4,618,3981Overture
8Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$259,34517%2,768-549$94$170,822,4336Paramount / DreamWorks
9Transporter 3$259,2385%2,541-85$102$30,388,9333Lionsgate
10Role Models$205,9110%1,328-579$155$64,946,6896Universal