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 Mon, Jan. 12 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleMon, Jan. 12 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gran Torino$2,804,672-64%2,8082724$999$43,327,7481Warner Bros.
2Bride Wars$1,138,663-75%3,226--$353$22,197,1051Fox
3The Unborn (2009)$1,013,506-73%2,357--$430$20,823,7831Universal / Rogue
4The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$732,640-68%2,947-41$249$94,822,9333Paramount
5Marley & Me$646,015-79%3,478-27$186$124,395,1333Fox
6Valkyrie$556,946-66%2,83860$196$72,020,3433MGM / United Artists
7Yes Man$412,087-71%2,955-479$139$89,704,1084Warner Bros.
8Bedtime Stories$336,490-86%3,511-173$96$97,766,3113Disney
9Seven Pounds$289,520-67%2,456-302$118$67,034,2094Sony / Columbia
10Doubt$240,586-64%1,2870$187$23,201,1045Miramax