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, Jan. 8 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleThu, Jan. 8 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$1,263,829-9%2,9880$423$84,878,3862Paramount
2Marley & Me$1,234,064-11%3,50525$352$112,357,3882Fox
3Valkyrie$866,051-15%2,77867$312$64,846,1272MGM / United Artists
4Yes Man$790,683-13%3,4340$230$83,258,8093Warner Bros.
5Bedtime Stories$625,654-8%3,6843$170$88,628,4402Disney
6Seven Pounds$617,012-9%2,7580$224$62,926,5013Sony / Columbia
7Twilight (2008)$439,68510%1,88839$233$178,606,6377Summit
8Doubt$413,860-6%1,28720$322$20,438,8854Miramax
9The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)$303,754-7%2,337-65$130$75,780,1514Fox
10The Tale of Despereaux$277,4526%3,091-16$90$44,901,0783Universal