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 Fri, Jan. 9 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 9 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gran Torino$9,631,5263406%2,8082724$3,430$20,670,3681Warner Bros.
2The Unborn (2009)$8,273,271--2,357--$3,510$8,273,2711Universal / Rogue
3Bride Wars$8,090,862--3,226--$2,508$8,090,8621Fox
4Marley & Me$3,206,772160%3,478-27$922$115,564,1603Fox
5The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$2,891,580129%2,947-41$981$87,769,9663Paramount
6Bedtime Stories$2,248,149259%3,511-173$640$90,876,5893Disney
7Valkyrie$2,137,579147%2,83860$753$66,983,7063MGM / United Artists
8Yes Man$2,041,947158%2,955-479$691$85,300,7564Warner Bros.
9Seven Pounds$1,280,816108%2,456-302$522$64,207,3174Sony / Columbia
10Twilight (2008)$899,210105%1,466-422$613$179,505,8478Summit