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 Wed, Dec. 10 2008

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Dec. 10 2008LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Four Christmases$1,336,085-2%3,33525$401$73,350,3042Warner Bros. / New Line
2Twilight (2008)$909,209-2%3,620195$251$141,171,8683Summit
3Australia$672,437-7%2,72179$247$32,937,7432Fox
4Quantum of Solace$568,148-1%3,423-78$166$153,289,5374Sony / Columbia
5Bolt$481,859-1%3,516-138$137$80,894,2253Disney
6Transporter 3$360,457-7%2,6260$137$26,675,5952Lionsgate
7Punisher: War Zone$316,637-12%2,508--$126$5,334,5411Lionsgate
8Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa$259,9672%3,317-392$78$166,491,3095Paramount / DreamWorks
9Role Models$246,0903%1,907-288$129$62,338,8875Universal