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, Jan. 21 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleWed, Jan. 21 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Gran Torino$1,654,7105%2,972164$557$79,839,2842Warner Bros.
2Paul Blart: Mall Cop$1,195,851-25%3,144--$380$42,021,6241Sony / Columbia
3My Bloody Valentine 3D$1,098,778-17%2,534--$434$26,526,7601Lionsgate
4Notorious (2009)$842,696-21%1,638--$514$25,307,1011Fox Searchlight
5Defiance (2008)$676,885-2%1,7891787$378$12,220,5823Paramount Vantage
6Bride Wars$607,466-12%3,2282$188$41,000,0442Fox
7Hotel for Dogs$504,722-28%3,271--$154$24,071,4521Paramount / DreamWorks
8The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$409,92011%2,223-724$184$104,386,0024Paramount
9Last Chance Harvey$384,87230%1,0541038$365$6,285,2914Overture
10Marley & Me$367,376-5%2,952-526$124$134,676,9764Fox