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. 23 2009

Wide (1000+)

#TitleFri, Jan. 23 2009LocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1Underworld: Rise of the Lycans$8,028,095--2,942--$2,729$8,028,0951Sony / Screen Gems
2Paul Blart: Mall Cop$5,612,378339%3,1440$1,785$48,912,8892Sony / Columbia
3Gran Torino$4,286,701147%3,04573$1,408$85,863,3193Warner Bros.
4My Bloody Valentine 3D$3,121,241172%2,5340$1,232$30,795,7962Lionsgate
5Slumdog Millionaire$2,758,194322%1,411829$1,955$48,123,96011Fox Searchlight
6Hotel for Dogs$2,544,741387%3,2710$778$27,139,2392Paramount / DreamWorks
7Bride Wars$2,141,925206%2,621-607$817$43,842,7273Fox
8Inkheart$2,103,420--2,655--$792$2,103,4201Warner Bros. / New Line
9Notorious (2009)$1,773,678125%1,6414$1,081$27,868,3812Fox Searchlight
10The Curious Case of Benjamin Button$1,664,153154%2,26340$735$106,705,0125Paramount